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Friday, September 17, 2021

Restive Nation release their hypnotic new video for the single “Descent”

Ireland’s Restive Nation release their hypnotic new video for the single “Descent”, EP Lucidum is out now!

Restive Nation release their stunning new video for “Descent” and you can check it below.

Taken from their critically acclaimed “Lucidum” EP, the 7-piece have crafted a sensational experience both in sound and vision with their latest offering, “Descent”.

Restive Nation not only create an atmosphere, but a sub-level universe of sound, thoughtful intelligent lyrics and ideas that help the listener to “free-fall” and move through genres and concepts.

Swelling with talent and refreshing brilliance, “Descent” follows the previous “Coma” single with a different blueprint but all the while encompassing the bands ethos to push boundaries and venture into the horizon with rigid confidence.

Commenting on the track:

“Descent is an atmospheric piano-led tune with a rhythmic chorus that climaxes in a crescendo of screeching synth and abrasive guitar work. The track influences are rooted in Nine Inch Nails (With Teeth/Year Zero era) and Massive Attack. The song was written about an acid trip taken with friends and watching people’s appearance change as they descend into their inner consciousnesses on a journey of self-exploration.
The song begins as the effects slowly take place with an initial fear and trepidation that gives way to a chorus of warmth and safety with the desire to trust in the experience and explore even deeper.
The story progresses as the traveller realises that there is nothing to fear and to take insight from what is happening. The finale is full acceptance and crossing over, a willingness to abandon old trains of thought for something more profound. The song ends in a rapture of euphoria as the traveller has gained a new, insightful perspective.”

Produced by Andy Pilkington at Very Metal Art, this is a stunning video that marries perfectly to the haunting song “Descent” and is a must watch.

The new E.P, “Lucidum” is out now and is packed with multigenre alternative influences from Depeche Mode, Tool and Massive Attack to Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, and Steven Wilson.