Dutch alternative metal quintet Overhaul are these days applying the finishing touches on their forthcoming album “Notes by an Unstable Muser”, tentatively set to be released in the spring of 2017. In conjunction with this taking place, the band have now released the lead single Blue Box from their forthcoming album, as well as a music video for this track.
The video for Blue Box was shot by Roelof Tijdens in two nights between Christmas and New Year’s Eve at the Muziekgieterij in Maastricht.
The band states: “Having played there before, we really liked their large, empty attic and decided it would be a very great location to shoot a video. Our connections with the Muziekgieterij allowed us to leech on them—and their night’s rest, as we only worked during the night. As for the video, it’s mostly just a good old performance video capturing our energy and the atmosphere we try to create during our live shows.”
‘Blue Box’ is a song about endings and not being able to let someone go. In the band’s own description : “This romantic lyrical theme combined with heavy, Meshuggah-like riffs make for a refreshing romantic sound that isn’t often heard in complex metal music. All in all, with ‘Blue Box’ we feel we deliver a strong and dramatic track that represents the melancholic feel of the album pretty well.”
Band website: http://www.overhaul.band