Phoenix post-hardcore band Traces has released a new lyric video for their single “Of Servility”. The title of the track, which premiered with Under The Gun Review, is in reference to a person who is fed up with those in power. The imagery of the video is very much in line with this theme, producing images reminiscent of George Orwell’s novel, 1984.
“The narrator within the song feels he is alone in how he feels and is trying to awaken those people around him who are blind to the lies and corruption he sees,” says guitarist Nick Zieser. “To him, those people are sheep or slaves, if you will, to those in power.“
“Of Servility” is the second single from the band’s debut selt-titled EP. The Matt Good (From First to Last, D.R.U.G.S.) produced effort will be released on April 8th. Buy “Of Servility” on iTunes.
Coming out of the hardcore/metal scene of Phoenix, AZ, Traces was born from the idea of blending musical passions. While the group decided to step away from the breakdown and scream centric side of their roots, the aggression and technicality of those styles were kept in. Founded by guitarist Jon Campbell and Nick Zieser in 2015, Traces found its true musical focus with the edition of vocalist Joey Holiday.