Last week saw Theory Of A Deadman release a new song and a music video, titled “History Of Violence” whilst also announcing their upcoming album, titled Say Nothing. It’s quite a lot of news all in one shot and we were beyond happy knowing that not only do we have new Theory Of A Deadman music, but that we have a whole new album on its way. Say Nothing is their official seventh studio album, with a total ten tracks to be expected on the LP when it drops on 31 January 2019. This song release is their first for 2019 and follows up previous track “Wicked Game” which was a cover of the Chris Isaak song.
Theory Of A Deadman are a four-piece Canadian rock-pop band consisting of Tyler Connolly, Dave Brenner, Dean Back, and Joey Dandeneau. They are best known for their hit song, “Hate My Life”, which was released in 2008. Other hits you may have heard of, include “Bad Girlfriend”, “Not Meant To Be”, “Wait For Me”, and “Lowlife”; however, it’s their debut single “Nothing Could Come Between Us” that charted successfully in their home country, peaking at number two on the Canadian Singles Chart, which they also followed up successfully with “Make Up Your Mind”. On the other hand, their 2017 single “Rx (Medicate)” is their most-streamed Spotify song to-date, just closing in on 100 million streams. All six previous albums have been successful in various countries, proving that they are ones to watch and this upcoming album is proving their longevity whilst still staying true to themselves, creatively. Recently, they dropped the “Of A Deadman” from their name on all artwork and on their YouTube videos, but they still release and promote under the full name of Theory Of A Deadman, this is due to a number of reasons, with the band stating that they struggled in discussing the band with people who were unfamiliar with who they are; fans have also noted the soft-rock path they’ve recently chosen as another reason for using an abbreviation of the name.
Their new track, “History Of Violence” has been gaining some great traction, which isn’t a surprise as it is catchy, and we fell in love with it in seconds. According to Spotify, it has been written by Christine Connolly and Theory of a Deadman, whilst Martin Terefe acted as the producer. As for the music video, that has been directed by Sam Sulam and produced by Psycho Films / Eric Cook.
Watch Theory Of A Deadman’s Music Video To “History Of Violence” Here:
This song is one of our favourite recent releases from Theory of a Deadman. Tyler Connolly’s voice sounds passionate and emotional as he sings the lyrics of the song, easily identifying with the meaning of the song. The band bring a soft-rock ballad theme to the song which easily helps to convey the message even more. The lyrics are all about domestic violence and the abuse that is suffered, so much so that the woman in their story shoots her partner.
Taking inspiration from the song’s story, the music video easily translates the track into a narrative visual, showing off domestic violence in an incredible way. We would like to give kudos to Theory Of A Deadman for tackling these issues and using their platform to do so, especially with how big the #MeToo campaign has been and compare that to their lyrics of previous songs such as “Hate My Life” and “Bad Girlfriend”, yet they’re showing that they find this movement important, and want to do their bit to help. We love the ending where the prison is seen as her safe-haven, and we imagine she finds her life inside much better than her life with an abusive partner. It’s a great concept and a memorable video, we’re glad to see Theory Of A Deadman using their platform to raise awareness of domestic violence.
“History Of Violence” is available to download and stream right now, either as a single and/or an instant grat track from their forthcoming seventh studio album, which will be titled Say Nothing and released on 31 January 2020.