A Killer’s Confession, ‘Rebirth’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
A Killer's Confession, the band led by former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis, are premiering their new video for "Rebirth" right here at Loudwire (watch above). The song comes off their recently released debut album, Unbroken.
On the track, Reavis leads the band with confidence, getting to show off his singing voice and the power he's honed over the years. Guitar riffs on the chunkiest end of the Deftones spectrum chug and stomp, keeping things to the point with an added flourish here and there. Musically there can be a lot of aggression going on, but Reavis contrasts it nicely with self-reflection in his lyrics.
Of the song and video, Reavis states:
“The meaning behind “Rebirth” is understanding that harboring hate towards oneself or others always turns around and bites you in the ass. This song is about reflecting on that and letting it go.
With the video we wanted to portray myself being resentful and somewhat mean to the band because I was projecting my own inner anger towards myself onto them. During the climax of the video where I am singing to myself in the mirror – I am reminding myself of what that anger was going to get me... Which is nothing good.
The video was shot in three different places: We had a Cleveland crew consisting of Joseph Shaw and Andrew Sgambati – they both did a very good job with the mirror seen. Then we shot with Mr. Evil Robb in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire and Providence Rhode Island. Mr. Evil Robb shot all the outside footage and live performances. Everyone directed in their own way, but really we did not have a “set” director. I had a vision for the song and given the time and budget that I had to make it, I'm thankful that everyone was able to work together and make it happen.
When it came to editing I sent the song to my home state of North Carolina to let one of my old friends, Peredy (that's the only name he'll go by) piece it together. So I'm thrilled to have this go through so many hands and still turn out to be the vision I originally wanted.”
When we spoke with Reavis recently, he mentioned the power that came together in hearing the music for the first time. "After we recorded the song, the guys went straight to work on the rest of the album, working relentlessly to finish it before December as that’s when we planned our first live performance. The guys poured their heart into that album. When I received it, I could feel the raw emotion and was able to lay the foundation of my vision into their music. To be quite honest, they understood how I felt, so not much extra work was needed."
Watch the video for "Rebirth" above and catch the band on tour at one of the dates listed below. Pick up A Killer's Confession's debut album, Unbroken, here.
A Killer's Confession Upcoming Tour Dates:
6/30 – Scout Bar – Houston, Texas
7/1 – Trees – Dallas, Texas
7/2 – Thunder Alley – Oklahoma City, Okla.
7/12 – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, Mo. w/Flaw
7/15 – Agoura Theatre – Cleveland, Ohio w/Flaw
7/16 – Fishhead Cantina – Baltimore, Md. w/Flaw
7/18 – Dingbatz – Clifton, N.J. w/Flaw
7/19 – Reverb – Reading, Pa. w/Flaw
7/21 – The Music Factory – Battle Creek, Mich. w/Flaw
7/22 – The Machine Shop - Flint, Mich. w/Flaw
7/23 – Top Fuel Saloon – Braidwood, Ill. w/Flaw
7/25 – Shamrocks – Omaha, Neb. w/Flaw
7/26 – Aftershock – Merriam, Kan. w/Flaw
7/28 – Lola’s Saloon – Ft. Worth, Texas w/Flaw
7/29 – All Bottoms Up – Harker Heights, Texas w/Flaw
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