Killswitch Engage filmed a new music video for the song ‘Cut Me Loose’ on Thursday, September 8 in Utah’s world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats. Helming the clip is director Travis Shinn, who has previously worked with Motionless In White and Vimic, among others.
Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot can be seen below.
‘Cut Me Loose’ is taken from Killswitch Engage‘s latest album, “Incarnate”, debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 35,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 17.
Speaking to Metal Hammer, Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach stated about ‘Cut Me Loose’: “My vocal work on this album is the best I’ve ever done.
“I got my voice in shape from touring and sort of hit my stride, and instead of resting on my laurels, I wanted to take it up a notch.
“I got comfortable with the higher register of my voice and decided to play with it a little bit.
“I actually sat down at a piano with my vocal teacher and learned where my range is. I’d shy just from the top note of that range where certain vowel sounds were easier to hit.
“Knowing your voice and your instrument is important, and I wrote this song very specifically for the top of my range. It’s a really personal song, too.
“There’s a reason why I reference the word ‘noose’ in the chorus and it refers to a time when I felt suicidal.
“The song is about looking back on your life, taking stock of where you are and the pain that you’ve experienced. But the song isn’t just about me — it’s a mixed message and ‘noose’ is the key word.
“The song is pretty dark if you read the lyrics with that in mind.”
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