PREMIERE: UPON THE WATER RELEASE “DENIED” MUSIC VIDEO (TRACK ANALYSIS)
Melodic metalcore ensemble Upon The Water return with the release of their latest single “Denied” off their newly released album ‘U.T.W.’, premiering exclusively on CaliberTV.
In just two and a half minutes, “Denied” ravishes listeners with its ascent from a melancholy and spacious guitar introduction to a fuller sound that’s as heavy and hard-hitting as it is ambient. Screams and fast-paced drum rhythms complement the touches of dissonance and softer layers laced in its atmosphere.
Whether it features snow delicately permeating scenes of the band’s performance or the familiar, nostalgic textures of television static and film grain adding visual texture, shadowplay takes on a new meaning in the context of “Denied”’s music video. Upon The Water‘s creative decision to blur details of themselves seems more mysterious than impersonal for viewers, with the simplicity of what accompanies their ears emphasizing the importance of finding meaning in music.
Stream and watch the music video for “Denied” below.