“Even with the re-emergence of nü metal sweeping through our nation, Druid have always marked themselves as somewhat of an anomaly.”
(Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J Unearthed)
Australian metalcore powerhouse, Druid, continues to make waves in the heavy music scene with their latest single, ‘HANG IN THERE (IT GETS WORSE)’, which they are now pairing with a chilling and haunting music video. The track, released on May 12th, delves into the depths of mental health issues and the inner struggles that accompany them, showcasing Druid’s unyielding style and raw intensity.
Now, Druid unveils the haunting and suffocating music video for ‘HANG IN THERE (IT GETS WORSE)’. Produced by Crow Rivers Visuals, the video perfectly captures the essence of the track’s dark themes as the band performs amidst an ominous warehouse backdrop. The visuals intensify the emotional impact of the song, immersing viewers in a chilling atmosphere that echoes the struggles depicted in the lyrics.
With their powerful and honest lyrics, volatile vocals, and explosive energy, ‘HANG IN THERE (IT GETS WORSE)’ serves as a reflection of co-lead vocalist Jordan Williams’ personal experiences with depression and mental health challenges. Williams’ hostile vocal delivery, paired with brutally honest lyrics, authentically convey the weight and pressure that come with such struggles. The song carries a purging, fiery feel that resonates with listeners on a visceral level.
The intense and cathartic composition of ‘HANG IN THERE (IT GETS WORSE)’ is further accentuated by lacerating riffs and unrelenting breakdowns, creating an unyielding sonic experience. The chorus, referencing Bring Me The Horizon’s 2008 album ‘Suicide Season,’ not only pays homage to an influential band but also alludes to Williams’ enduring battle with mental health, which has been a part of his life from a young age.
Having solidified their position in the Australian heavy scene since the release of their debut EP in 2019 and subsequent string of powerful singles, Druid has shared stages with renowned acts including Void Of Vision, Alpha Wolf, The Beautiful Monument, Suspryia,
Druid’s previous releases have garnered significant support from esteemed platforms such as Triple J (The Racket), Triple M’s Hard and Heavy, Hysteria, and Maniacs. The band’s presence on Spotify’s Homegrown and Heavy Playlist has also contributed to their well-deserved recognition. Notably, their single ‘DTHBLW‘ premiered via Knotfest, leading to an invitation to perform at Knotfest’s Pulse of the Maggots streaming festival, headlined by Hero The Hero.
The single is available now, and the accompanying music video can be viewed on the band’s official platforms.