AfterMyFall – Lockjaw

Authenticity is at the core of everything AFTERMYFALL creates. Following a difficult period in his life, AFTERMYFALL (known to his friends as Andy) began making music that reflected the growth and struggle in his creative journey as an artist. “I am constantly evolving with my craft and myself as a person,” he shares, citing that “writing music has helped tremendously and keeps me hopeful for the future.” Fusing a magnetic mix of metalcore and electronic elements, AFTERMYFALL is determined to continue to write songs that showcase his raw emotion, empathy, and layered storytelling. His love of music came early—after picking up a bass guitar at age 10, the experimental-metal artist started to write his own songs and later began producing.

AFTERMYFALL can craft deeply personal, relatable narratives woven tightly with experimental, hardcore sounds as a thoroughly DIY artist. Limitless in scope, AFTERMYFALL is unafraid to take creative risks. This fearlessness led to his recent signing with Welcome Records, influential producer, and DJ Kayzo’s label breaking down barriers between the electronic and metal. Blending genres such as metalcore, hardcore, electronic, shoegaze, and even grunge and darkwave, AFTERMYFALL’s upcoming releases with Welcome Records signify a new story-driven chapter of his sound.

In early 2021, AFTERMYFALL released his compelling debut single, “JustSurviveSomehow,” encapsulating his adventurous, dynamic sound and lyricism. Followed by his double-sided single, “The Sound of Static,” showcases his versatility in both genre and songwriting. Released during Mental Awareness Month, the dual singles examine and unpack the complexity of his anxiety and depression; both singles reflect how stress impacts us.

AFTERMYFALL paints the darkest corners of his mind with powerful lyricism and soaring shreds of guitar in his EP A Future of Meaningless Tomorrows. Releasing August 26th on Kayzo’s Welcome Records, A Future of Meaningless Tomorrows is the hotly anticipated five-track project from the metalcore producer, singer, and songwriter. Listen to A Future of Meaningless Tomorrows here:

Torrents of blistering percussion and searing guitar riffs fuse together a new sound in the artist’s innovative hybrid between electronic and metal, previously heard on the moody lead single “Adversity (SetMeFree).” Other songs, like “Lockjaw,” capture the complex intensity of AFTERMYFALL’s emotional journey. “All the thoughts of wasted time, wasted energy, wasted opportunity start to crash on your mind,” he says of the song. “Lockjaw” will feature a video directed by LEViT∆TE (Connor Campbell), inspired by the iconic imagery of the Twin Peaks series as well as director Wes Anderson, the video for “Lockjaw” portrays AFTERMYFALL fighting to break free from the coping mechanisms to create real change but feeling paralyzed. Serving as “the entry to the frontlines of the battle within,” Lockjaw’s music video ushers in the story behind the music, as the multi-talented creative materializes the idea of the battle with the inner self. Speaking about the making of the video, AFTERMYFALL explains that this process “was totally impromptu and DIY. I came across this amazing set online and knew it was the location for the video. Connor was kind enough to lend a hand with the cinematography and creative direction, he really brought this video to life. We knocked out the filming in about 3 hours, and I fully self-edited the video minus the colour correction.”

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