Athens, GA post-punk/goth/new wave band Vision Video have aired their new single “Haunted Hours“.
Commenting on the track, they say:
“Haunted Hours is about is about trying to remember those we’ve lost through the granular texture of contextual memory. If you try to imagine a face of someone in your mind, it’s not always so easy, but remembering them through the context of a specific beloved memory brings them right back to you. “
“Dealing with loss and grief is one of the most difficult human experiences that we all must go through, but it’s very important to find the beauty within the context. We process the remembrances of those who affected our lives through specific memories and the physical footprint they leave behind, and I think that gives us the scope of how wonderful and meaningful their lives were.”
Vision Video pays homage to 1980s new wave and gothic-rock with heavy influence from 2000s emo and disco punk. They synthesize a masterful blend of gothic rock, shoegaze, pop and punk rock. Their influences include Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Cure, The Smiths, Type O Negative, The Clash, Washed Out as well as New Order.
Having served in war-torn Afghanistan as an Army Infantry Officer, an experience that left an indelible mark on his psyche, Gannon returned home to serve on a new frontline as a paramedic and also as firefighter. These experiences evidently inform Vision Video’s songwriting, resulting in a serious look at the dark side of humanity processed through a retro-goth filter.