“Empty Love” is the atmospherically captivating single from Wisconsin based Post-Punk artist Video Dead. Expect the same mesmeric rhythms as you heard from Joy Division, Bauhaus, and Echo and the Bunny Men. But Empty Love is much more than assimilation of a pioneering sound. Their unique approach to truly caustic lyricism sets Video Dead apart with absolute distinction.
Lines such “What a fucking mess you’ve made of me” read so simply, yet the power behind such raw, human, organic emotion definitely shouldn’t be underestimated. Along with the Post-Punk elements you’ll also be able to appreciate the gothic sensibility of the Alt-Rock soundscape through the indulgently morose vocals. In short, Empty Love contains all of the necessary elements to become any self-respecting existentialist’s playlist essential.
You can stream and download Video Dead’s latest single Empty Love for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast