Chicago-based technical rock and metal outfit The Untold have released a brand new music video for their latest single ‘Drown Your Bones’. Tackling the stigma behind mental health, the track is taken from their upcoming EP Thunder and Water: Act One.
On the new single, the band comment: “In continuation of our mental health theme that occurs throughout the album, ‘Drown Your Bones’ speaks to the negative effects of bottling up and masking emotion and mental health issues. Too often people hide their suffering so as to not burden those around them. Whether it’s for pride, fear, anxiety or something else, showing weakness needs to be de-stigmatised and embraced. The longer we remain silent in a tormented state the more it becomes our normal. Whether it’s for better or for worse, there is comfort in normalcy, and comfort isn’t always the best thing for us.
“Run into the water. Drown your bones until they’re frozen.
Let your wounds go numb, but under oceans, your body’s still broken.”
It doesn’t matter how far down you suppress your emotional wounds. Numbing the pain doesn’t heal you, it just prolongs the healing, making it more painful when the numbness starts to fade. As the chorus states…”Cry out in pain”. It’s a plea to those close to us to ask for help when they need it.”
It’s hard to pin the exact genre of Chicago four piece, The Untold. Falling under the gigantic umbrella of rock and metal, they aren’t afraid to blur lines and go wherever their music takes them. With heavy riffs, soaring choruses, symphonic layers, and thoughtful songwriting, their music takes you on a rollercoaster of emotion and power. There is a rawness and a realness to the lyrics of The Untold. They sing about the brutality and the beauty of life, through the unique yet incredibly similar experiences of individuals. The Untold aim to bring a feeling of connection by making people feel both seen and heard.
Formed between the autumn of 2017 and spring of 2018, The Untold released their first single and continued to record their first demo EP, Stories of Life and Death. From 2018 to 2022 the band continued to write and develop a sound that took influence from each band member’s unique musical taste. From classic metal to tech death, hard rock to metalcore and prog, The Untold created a new sound of epic proportions. Released in November of 2020, ‘The Abandoned’ was the band’s first single since the release of their demo EP. As the band finally started to gain some local traction in the city of Chicago, like so many other artists, Covid halted their progress. That halt would not diminish their spirits though. Throughout 2020 and 2021, The Untold took the time to develop, write together as a unit for the first time, and create their best work yet. The Untold‘s upcoming EP is ambitious, and will be released in two acts over the course of 2022 and 2023.