Russian melodic death metal band DROPS OF HEART have launched the official music video for “Escapist.” The track comes off the band’s upcoming new album Stargazers.
The video was filmed and edited by Alexander Becker, directed by Igor Chaban, and stars Anastasia Petruk. Watch “Escapist” below.
The band comments on “Escapist,” which was previously released as a digital single: “‘Escapist’ is one of the most melancholic songs of the album, besides its high speed and powerful energy. This gloominess, untethered from the typical pacing that accompanies it, allows the song to capture a specific type of despair in unusual clarity. This song is about people who lose touch with reality in the pursuit of their dreams. It’s about some kind of a method of flight from life’s problems, and how sad it would be.”
Stargazers is due out July 22.
The legacy of 1990s and 2000s metal pioneers is intertwined with modern genre trends, energetic riffs are complemented by cinematic synths, and loyalty to the band’s hallmark sound. The sound of the album is completed by voices of famous modern metal bands — Richard Sjunnesson from UNGUIDED (“Frost Grip”) and Bjorn Strid from SOILWORK (“Starlight”).
Stargazers is a tragic story of the presence of personal afflictions and disasters, affecting us all. Told in 12 epic compositions, the conceptually bleak album leaves room for a glimpse of hope and optimism.