Amsterdam-based modern metal act, The Last Element has released their new EP, Chapter 3: Solitude, via Drakkar Entertainment, alongside a music video for the song ‘Bury Me’ is streaming below.
The EP takes the listener on a sonic journey, split into three main parts. ‘Bury Me’, the third track on the EP, serves as the climax of a three-part narrative that began with ‘Lost Cause (The Journey Part 1)’ and continued through ‘The Mountain (The Journey Part 2)’. Each song is intended as a poignant representation of the universal longing to find solace, to feel at home, and to connect deeply with another soul. Frontman Jasper’s personal battles with loneliness and the feeling of isolation are intricately woven into the fabric of Chapter 3: Solitude,, making it a confessional, providing insight into his past struggles and a search for self-worth.
“Releasing Chapter 3: Solitude feels like sharing a piece of my soul, inviting listeners into my journey of solitude and self-discovery, hoping it resonates with their own search for belonging,” said the singer.
The Last Element started in 2018. Immediately they found common ground, as both Jan (bass) and Jasper dealt with hardship in the past, each song they wrote was a way to lift a burden. Jan most notably dealt with the suicide of his life partner, and Jasper came from a history of child abuse and the fallout that created. They bonded over the troubles they lived but more importantly who it made them and what it made the band, they became stronger, the damage, the scars of their past gave the fuel to their music and helped them write what is closest to their hearts.
The Last Element is the bond between them, and all the people who are scared to get hurt or that have to deal with misfortune, “We all heal when we are together, together we are stronger. Thus our music became the translation of those feelings, the dark, the heavy, the rage but also the light, the love and hope,” they commented.
Since their formation, The Last Element has reached over three million streams on Spotify alone and +10 million across platforms. Chapter 3: Solitude, is out now and available on all digital services here and you can check out the video to ‘Bury Me’ here at RAMzine.