KILLSWITCH ENGAGE // JESSE TALKS 'ALWAYS' VIDEO & MORE "IT MADE PEOPLE STOP & THINK"
Posted on January 8, 2014
Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach recently sat down with ArtistDirect for a thoroughly insightful interview. Jesse discusses Lamb Of God, themes within 'Disarm The Descent', reggae & the bands evocative & moving video 'Always'. Jesse had this to say about the 'Always' video;
"I knew I didn't want it to be a Guy-Meets-Girl "I love you always" video. So I got involved immediately. I said, "This is what I don't want. Here are some ideas I have. Here's what the song is essentially about". That's mourning the loss of a loved one and the memories-the joy and the pain. I figured the best way to show that without having mourning in a cemetery was by drawing from songs like Pantera's "Hollow" and "Cemetery Gates" or "Nothing Else Matters" from Metallica. They're heavy bands but they're tackling softer, yet powerful subjects in a way that's not sappy. In this case, the route was to show a different kind of love, namely brotherly love. That was Mike and Ian's idea. Then, you're dealing with a disease or death. It's unspoken in the video, but we're essentially talking about cancer. Everybody's been affected by that. It's one of the number one killers. I wanted to make sure people were impacted by it. It made people stop and think. They didn't just go, "Yeah, I've seen this before". It's a love song, but what kind of love song is it? That's the question I wanted to pose to people with the video. If you assume it's this kind of love song, you may or may not be right. I hate to tell people what the songs are about, but it was important to show another side of love that people don't usually draw from in music videos."
Killswitch Engage return to the UK this Feb for a co-headline tour with label mates Trivium. Find out where they will be moshing right here!