This is catharsis.
This is how it feels to lose a loved one.
This is how it feels to be lost.
This is how it feels to be helpless.
This is how it feels.
This is The Disconnect.
This is the start of the next chapter. This is how the last one ended.
The Disconnect, a five-piece melodic hardcore outfit from Southampton, have been hard at work of late. They’ve been working on new material, booking shows and most importantly and most relevant, they’ve been shooting a new music video. Today we can exclusively bring you the first look at that video. This is Holes.
We spoke to vocalist James Whiddett on their future plans, the story behind Holes and the making of the video.
“We’ll be heading back to the studio with Jonny Renshaw at Bandit Studios (Devil Sold His Soul, Casey, Blood Youth) later in the year to finish our debut EP. Aside from that, we’ll be hitting the road with our friends in Pioneers in August, and we’ve a few unannounced tours before then too.
Holes is about depression. It’s about that feeling when you’ve hit rock bottom and that there’s no way out, so you’re just stuck. It’s about feeling like there’s nobody around to help and even if there were, they wouldn’t be able to. The name of the track is a metaphor for that feeling, so we wanted to represent that as best we could visually, which is why the location is that dark, stony chamber.”
Guitarist and co-director Andy Moodie adds: “We wanted to do something a bit different to just a standard performance video; something visually interesting that adds appeal to the video beyond the music. If a video doesn’t bring anything extra to the table then you might as well just release audio. So we’re not stood in a line in front of scrims and lights, we’re stood in a close circle as if it’s some kind of fucked up ritual, dimly lit from the floor up and surrounded by darkness. The camera isn’t still, it orbits around us, and in the calmer moments time stops altogether while the camera keeps moving. It’s a hell of a spooky location, and the lovely guys at Blackstar hooked us up with cabs to fill it out.
[It] turns out the chamber is of historical significance too, because out of nowhere suddenly tour groups were showing up to have a look inside. It was a surprise to us for sure, but they were probably more surprised to walk in and see us.”