Following their their latest EP “Chapter 3: Solitude”, Amsterdam-based modern metal act The Last Element is presenting a music video for their brand new single “Slave”, featuring St. Louis-based rap / rock act Discrepancies!
“We wrote Slave three years ago and we are very excited to finally release it.”The Last Element comment. “Slave tells the story of being stuck in your head, constantly feeling like nothing you do is good enough. Telling myself to work harder and harder only to lose what I wanted to achieve, love and happiness. Slave wrote itself, the perfect format to release the emotions and frustration.”
The Last Element started in 2018. Immediately they found common ground, both Jan (bass) and Jasper dealt with hardship in the past, each song they wrote was a way to lift a burden. Jan most notably dealt with the suicide of his life partner, and Jasper came from a history of child abuse and the fallout that created. They bonded over the troubles they lived but more importantly who it made them and what it made the band, they became stronger, the damage, the scars of their past gave the fuel to their music and helped them write what is closest to their hearts. The Last Element is the bond between them, and all the people who are scared to get hurt or that have to deal with misfortune, “we all heal when we are together, together we are stronger. Thus our music became the translation of those feelings, the dark, the heavy, the rage but also the light, the love and hope,” the band says.
Since their formation, The Last Element has reached +3 Million streams on Spotify alone and +10 million across platforms in a fully DIY-spirit. With these numbers increasing daily and previous releases added to editorial playlists such as “New Blood”, “New Core”, or “New Metal Tracks”, and following shows in support of acts such as Asking Alexandria, The Last Element is definitely levelling with established names in the genre on the way to determine their goal in life to share their music and lyrics with a global audience.