Today’s track of the day comes from October Ends with their cover of Post Malone‘s hit single Rockstar!
The Geordie metalcorers’ effort is the first with the band’s new line-up, adding drummer Matthew Dix and guitarist James Newton into the fray. The band say of the vivacious cover; “With this release, we wanted to show that October Ends is back with a new sound, new line-up and new objectives for our career, with James Newton (Guitar) and Matthew Dix (Drums) joining the formation, both known from their roles in previous local groups. We started the “Rockstar” cover a while ago because we really liked the sound and the meaning behind it and wanted to put our own perspective into a music video. George had an idea of introducing 2 characters into the music video representing the life of a “Rockstar”. Each one represents a different perspective of the rockstar lifestyle. It’s a classic case of positive versus negative, productive versus destructive and so on. We feel that this metaphor can be related to anyone with conflicting emotions and thoughts in relation to lifestyle choices. Throughout the video we find George trying to run from these characters rather than face them head on. Eventually these characters catch up with George during a moment of vulnerability when he falls. They both begin to what seems a ritual or drugging/influencing him at an unknown location, while Michael is trying to look for him, yet he can’t find him. The video ends with no real conclusion other than that there’s always a continuous struggle between conflicting internal dialogue, as we try to put our best forward. “Rockstar” is just one perspective, arguably the most extreme, but anyone could experience this at any level.“
Check out Rockstar below;