Belgian post-punks Disorientations today share “Watching You Go”, the third single of their upcoming debut album Memory Lanes ([PIAS] Recordings).
Dwelling in the same sphere as Tears For Fears, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes and The Chameleons, vocalist Niels Elsermans packs an emotional punch with his impassioned voice.
The band describes the song as a “loud surrender to the emotions of personal loss. How do you deal with a death that is both heartbreaking and banal? The song muses on the difficult process of grief. About holding on and letting go. About the desire to be comforted, while wanting to be left alone. About the realization that mourning does not end, but you must nevertheless look for a mooring for your grief.”
The gorgeous black and white video, directed by Jonas Hollevoet, abstractly illustrates this with compelling animation of the human form, connectivity, and the infinity of consciousness. Where do we go when we the soul is no longer anchored in the body?
Watch the video below:
Formed in 2018, by lifelong friends Lukas Van Camp (bass), Tomas Serrien (drums) and Niels Elsermans (vocals, guitar), the band found musical expression as a way to process their shared losses. Combining new wave with more alternative punk and noise music, their music evolved into an intense, cold-blooded sound.
“We muse in a loud and introspective way about life, because for us, musically, nothing is without obligation,” says the band.
Memory Lanes conveys a melancholic atmosphere of loss and mourning, confronting the listener with moments of despair, wailing guitars, harsh rhythmic power, and haunting voice.
Memory Lanes can be ordered here or below: