New Noise Magazine is pleased to be bringing forth the exclusive music video premiere of “Farewell Past” by Lochness Monster. The song is off of the self-titled EP.
“The pony and rider (my daughter Sophia) symbolize looking back at innocence in the music video and seeing how strong and determined we could be even at a young age. The band in the room sitting in the chair and walking in circles represents the frustrations we all have when we are trying to overcome something, especially fear, and how it can hold us back from accomplishing things in life. At the end of the video we are free of that obsession that kept us walking in circles.” – Justin of Lochness Monster
The Miami-based rock outfit, Lochness Monster, consisting of Bruce Donaldson (Singer), Justin Shaner (Guitar), Brad Eavenson (Bass), and Rene Rivera (Drums) incorporate elements of rock, shoegaze, punk, and alternative metal into their heartfelt sound. The band is gearing up for their forthcoming self-titled EP due out July 26th. Off the release comes a passionate song,“Farewell Past,” which is about exploring what it means to feel crippled by the past, to fight for love, and to overcome personal demons. The song is based off a quick conversation with a homeless drifter, who had just made his way from Maine to South Florida with nothing but a backpack and a determination to keep going forward. This song evolves to an exciting and uplifting chord progression with a driving bass melody that echoes the tonality and messaging behind the lyrics. Rivera developed a tribal drum pattern that pulses throughout, leaving the listener aching for more. This powerful song continues the theme surrounding the 4-track EP. The band conveys a more personal story behind their music that explores the recurring themes of hope and redemption.