South Carolina post hardcore band, The Apprehended have released a brand new music video titled, “Can We Just Speak.” The video was directed by Matt Snow of The Apprehended and Josh Bowman, which showcases the creative storyline that goes with the track.
This is the band’s first single since their 2013 EP release “Defining Home” which can be streamed and purchased HERE.
Watch “Can You Just Speak” above and if you dig the track, you can download it for free HERE.
“This video was my first time directing any sort of video. It was awesome being able to come up with the storyline and settings in my head and then bring them to life on screen for everyone to see. Keeping the video as high energy as we are as a band was a difficult task, but I think we pulled it off in the final product. All of the people we had act in the video are fans of the band and it was a really nice touch being able to bring fans in and have them be a crucial part in something like a music video. We’ve always seen our fans more like family and we always try to connect with them on personal levels because without their support, we would not be doing any of this.” -Matt Snow, bassist.
About The Apprehended:
The Apprehended take the technicality of modern progressive metal, mix it in with the anger and aggression from metalcore, add a dash of chaos, and a healthy helping of big anthemic, sing-along choruses and mix them together. Lyrics derived from every day scenarios with hardship between friends and pursuing your dreams to an elaborate conceptualized world created by the vocalist, Michael Pitt, are staples within The Apprehended’s material. Glimpses into the inner psyche of building and destroying friendships riddle the lyrical content along with musings into the pursuit of your dreams and not letting any one or any thing stand in the way of what you cherish and hold dear to your heart as a path to follow. Alongside this is the graphic imagined world of two best friends lost in the wilderness left to grow and fend for themselves through the harshest of winters imaginable. The hardships they face help to shape these two and lead them down paths they wish not to follow at times in order to survive the harsh, cold of winter in the valley. The elaborate concept The Apprehended has created retains an underlying theme of the necessity of hard work, dedication, and perseverance in the world of a band trying to make a way for themselves in the wilderness of the music industry.
The Apprehended strive to make forward moving music with nods toward traditional styles within their genre. Honest lyrics with powerful instrumentation drive this band to the edge of chaos and back. With a live show that has been described as volatile, venomous, and chaotic The Apprehended’s stage show is not one to be missed.