TheCityIsOurs unveils official music video for “In The Dark”

Author Hernan Osuna - 4.3.2024

London-based metalcore outfit TheCityIsOurs has shared a new music video for the song “In The Dark”. The track is the brand new single from the British band and follows on from their 2023 cut “Shame“.

Vocalist Oli Duncanson comments on the new single: “[In The Dark is] about building up a wall to keep yourself safe by creating a fake image of yourself to make your family happy, growing up being told by society that I’d always be a disappointment because of my sexuality, something I can’t control. So I’d try to hide it and do anything to not cause any sort of disappointment in anything that I can control.

The pressure of upholding that image builds up to a point where it feels you can’t go back and completely shatter your own family’s perception of you. No matter how much I’d planned it out and got to a point where I was going to tell them, nothing would ever come out, I feel guilty because your life is a lie to people who are supposed to love you unconditionally. And no matter how irrational I knew the fear of telling them was and how frustrated with myself I’d get for not being able to tell them, I could never get the words out. Your friends and potentially people who barely know you still know you more than family, which isn’t fair. It feels like you can’t progress as a person as you condition yourself to keep your walls built up, unable to let anyone in.”