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The Word Alive Shine a Light on Internal Struggle With ‘Trapped’ Video

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The Word Alive recently released “Trapped” as the lead single for their new album, Dark Matter, and now there’s a corresponding video for the track.

The clip finds the band often performing in silhouette as bright light walls behind them create this effect. Meanwhile, director Marcus Eden intersperses a concept as well as a tormented man appears to struggle with the visions in front of him, which at one point include a mirror.

Frontman Telle Smith told Billboard, who premiered the video, “While filming the music video for ‘Trapped’ with director Marcus Eden we knew instantly that it would be our favorite video to date. It’s able to capture a depth to our band and the meaning behind the song in a way we’ve never accomplished before.”

He added, “‘Trapped’ is about the inescapability of our overthinking and progress-restricting behavior. We all have something we struggle with internally, and sometimes we have to realize our mind can be a strange dark place, and our own worst enemy.”

The band recently released their Dark Matter album. Smith said of the disc, “Dark Matter is the result of our most in-depth writing and recording session we’ve done, and is something we consider to be our most dynamic and expansive album to date. This record completely defines and expresses who we are, and where we are going, taking the listener to the darkest and most honest places our band has dared to venture.”

The album is currently available to order at Amazon and iTunes and also includes such tracks as “Made This Way” and “Sellout.” The Word Alive just wrapped a North American tour and will return to the road stateside as part of the Vans Warped Tour this summer.

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