Lansdowne First Video for ‘FILTHY’
Inked is proud to present the World Premiere of Lansdowne’s “FILTHY” Video. The song is quite heavy, both in sound and in subject matter, as the band tackles the addiction in the lyrics.
“We are all affected by drug addiction, whether it’s as an addict or as someone who loves an addict and wants to see them get help,” singer Jon Ricci said. “Over the past year, people around the world have become more isolated than ever, doctor’s appointments have been delayed or canceled, and the human connection that we as a species thrive on has been largely replaced by loneliness Chances are you are addicted to anything – drugs, alcohol, food, sex, pain, video games, etc.
The group hope the song can open a conversation about drug addiction while also inspiring hope in those affected by it.
“Drug addiction ravages our families and friendships and we must remember that it is not a choice,” says lead guitarist Shaun Lichtenstein. “Hope and help, give a voice to the voiceless, that is the goal.”
“FILTHY” was produced, mixed and mastered with our crew at Red 13 Studios in Framingham, MA, with our guitarist Shaun Lichtenstein at the helm. So, without further ado, here is the video for “FILTHY”. Once you’ve listened to it, check out our interview on the song below.
Can you tell us about the concept behind the “Filthy” video?
It was important for us to create a visual that could personify everyone’s mental illness, addiction, and overall inner struggle at some point in their lives and we knew that Kyle Monroe of Mungo Creative Group could help us accomplish that.
Is it just a single or part of an upcoming album?
“We have partnered with the Repost / Soundcloud team because of their incredible energy for the vision we bring,” said Lichtenstein. “Our joint venture with them will allow us to release five singles, each with their own story and their own motivation, over the next 12 to 18 months.”
Filthy is just the start of what’s to come for Lansdowne, like buckling up on a roller coaster and driving up the trail until it all comes crashing down.
It’s a love letter to the things we’re addicted to, and we’re all addicted to something different. Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, social media, games, sex, or pain, each of us has something in our life that we struggle with. This song sets the scene and announces loud and clear: “We’re all broken. We’re all screwed. No one is immune.”
The next part of the ride will be “Medicine”, an anthem will fuck all the keyboard soldiers of the cancellation culture movement. There are mean people who have done horrible things, and these people deserve to be punished, but this practice of twisting the words, scouring social media for ten year old tweets, pulling things out out of context and choosing to vilify instead of asking for clarification … we’re better than that.
So if we’re all dirty then maybe we could use some medicine.
What should fans expect from the music you’ve been writing lately?
We hope these new songs help open or expand conversations around the social and mental health challenges we have faced as a culture, and which have become even worse with the advent of COVID.
“We’re tackling cancellation of culture, addiction and depression, and we’re doing it in a way that invites people to talk about their experiences instead of blaming and judging,” the drummer said. Glenn Mungo. “The current climate is disgusting, and while there are positives here and there, the media, especially social media, has made these problems worse.”
People feel lonely, like they lack support, and these are not easy topics to bring up. We do what we can with the voice we need to be part of the solution instead of adding to the bullshit. We no longer need negativity.
Are you going to hit the road soon?
We have two shows coming up next week which will be our first shows in over a year. August 27 with Bad Wolves’ Tommy Vext at the Sharkeys Event Center in Liverpool, NY and August 29 at one of our favorite venues across the country, Shiley Acres in Inwood, West Virginia. We’re excited to see our boys in Black Stone Cherry and Pop Evil and the addition of Tommy Vext, Zero 9:36, Like Machines and Silvertung makes this a truly killer show. “Playing live has been the constant motivation we make music as a band,” says bassist Mike LaRoche. “The past year has been incredibly difficult because we woke up one day and all of a sudden, an essential part of our individual and collective identity is gone.”
How much have you missed performing live in the past year and a half?
“COVID restrictions have made it impossible for all of us to see our friends and family, hug our loved ones, laugh together, feel like we’re part of things bigger than ourselves,” said the guitarist Josh Waterman. “Not being able to see our fans, who have truly been like extended family to each of us, only made it worse. Without being in the same place as the amazing people who gave us this gift, there is had a part of us missing it.
We never took it for granted, but now more than ever we feel lucky to be a part of live music. ”