Vesta Collide‘s new record, New Obsession, is one that metalcore fans (we included) are absolutely enamored with. The band just premiered a music video for the third track on the record, “I Can’t Sleep.” You can check out the brand new music video, along with a brief explanation of it by the band, right here!
Why did you choose to do a music video for “I Can’t Sleep”?
We chose to do a video for “I Can’t Sleep” because we feel it’s a very strong song and a good representation of what to expect from New Obsession.
What do you hope fans get out of the song?
We hope that fans can relate to the song in someway, as it is lyrically universal. It’s dark and something everyone can relate to at some point in their lives because there is always a point where you don’t feel good enough or want something that you can’t have.
What’s the most meaningful lyric in this song (to you) and why?
The most meaningful lyric from “I Can’t Sleep” to me is a very simple line that asks, “Am I dead to you?” Because sometimes you just feel like a ghost to the ones that mean everything to you.
Vesta Collide‘s new album New Obsession drops January 20th and they absolutely slay it with a purely great metalcore album. The debut record is a great blend of unclean and clean vocals with just the right amount of synth to back it up. What really sets this album apart from other metalcore albums is the haunting, ominous backing track that can be found in songs like “Death Spell” and “I Can’t Sleep.”
New Obsession opens up strong with “Death Spell,” setting the tone for what the rest of the album has to offer. A personal favorite from this album would have to be “Hallucination.” It really stood out to me as having everything a great metalcore song should have and is my top pick for this album. If Vesta Collide keep putting out such great albums like this I could see them being a huge up-and-comer in the scene, touring with the likes of Miss May I, We Came As Romans and Ice Nine Kills!
For those of you who have never heard of this band before but really enjoy great metalcore I suggest you pick up this album when it drops. It does not disappoint! And check them out on there headlining tour right now and on the west coast leg of Alesana‘s Ten Frail Years Of Vanity And Wax Tour!
by Michael DeLucia
Vesta Collide, a five-piece metalcore act from Detroit, have just signed with Stay Sick Recordings and released a music video for their song “VII”, and they’ve certainly caught our attention. “VII” moves from heavy, early-Asking Alexandria type riffage and unclean vocals to ethereal melodies to eerie synth embellishments, and does so pretty seamlessly. Check out the music video below to listen to this new sick jam and definitely keep an eye on these guys and the rest of the Stay Sick bands!
Want MORE Vesta Collide? Check out the lyric video for “Moondancer” HERE.