Johannesburg’s positive hardcore champions Truth & Its Burden have released the lyric video for their new single “Surfacing”. The single premiered exclusively via the popular YouTube channel Hardcore Worldwide.
This is the first new track from the band since the release of their critically acclaimed album I Labour in 2017. The inspiration behind “Surfacing” is very personal.
Vocalist Ashley De Beer Explains “Surfacing”
‘Surfacing’ was written as a homage and a spirit lifter to my wife who has been fighting depression for some time. I wanted to write to her: to send a message of love and to convey my feelings of love towards her. I’ll never understand what it’s like to be depressed but when you live with someone who suffers from it you start to develop an understanding. There’s still so much to grasp.
I’ve been someone who’s always tried to be positive and dedicated to being a positive light in people’s lives: expressing this through thought and deed. Living this life has led me to think that most things are a mindset that can be changed. But depression is different: it’s not a mindset though.
There’s nothing stopping the rest of us though from caring, from loving, from supporting our loved ones indefinitely and unconditionally. There is nothing stopping us from carrying each other over the finish line. There’s nothing stopping us from speaking light and love into our dear one’s lives, encouraging each other.
I don’t profess to have all the answers, in fact I don’t have many, if any, to this profound and widely misunderstood illness. My hope lies in the love we can share and express with those around us. In how we educate each other around these topics and in creating environments that are open to people sharing their stories without fear of judgment.”
More info about Truth & Its Burden
Over a decade ago, Truth & Its Burden immersed themselves in a thriving metal scene. The idea was simple enough: delivering a message of hope and positivity out of the ashes of friction, adversity and dreams reshaped and redrawn. The drive, purpose and urgency of this release mark them out as something special, something more than a creative flash in the pan. Those same ideals that initially bore life still resonate today.
Check out the lyric video for “Surfacing” below:
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