Last week alternative rock band Welshly Arms released the official music video for their new single “save me from the monster in my head,” a song that was written about anxiety, fear, stress and all of the emotions that a lot of the world is going through right now.
The video was directed by Clayton McCracken (Alabama Shakes, Dirty Projectors, Adult Swim, Washed Out, Nike x Footlocker) and features Amanda Tran (Coreology, Los Angeles Dance Festival, Harvest Dance Festival, Chop Shop Dance Festival.) Luke Orlando (Apple Music, Coachella, Pepto Bismol) is the Director of Photography for the video.
“’save me from the monster in my head’ was written in a storm of anxiety,” Sam Getz, lead singer of Welshly Arms says. “I realized I couldn’t save me from myself, the combination of stress and my fears became too much to talk myself down from. There’s nothing rational about those thoughts when they start spinning out of control, but they often feel more real than anything else in the world. It’s okay to ask for help. I would say that it’s brave to ask for help.”
“save me from the monster in my head” is the third single that the Cleveland based band have released in 2020, following “Trouble” and “Stand.” Much like “save me from the monster in my head,” “Stand” was also a timely release earlier this year, due to the general uncertainty and angst caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With over 240 million streams on Spotify, 4.5 million Shazams and over 175 million views on YouTube, Welshly Arms have continued to build a huge fan base in the U.S. and Europe, with their music going platinum in Germany and Switzerland.
The band’s credible 200 + synch story includes ads for Jeep, Becks, Miller Lite, the NFL and trailers for EA SPORTS FIFA 19 and Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.” Welshly Arms have toured throughout the U.S. and performed in worldwide festivals including Lollapalooza, Rock am Ring, Sziget, BottleRock, Rock En Seine, Reading and Leeds, Life Is Beautiful, Firefly, Hangout Festival and many more.
The Cleveland, Ohio-based six-piece band includes Sam Getz (Lead Vocals, Guitar,) Brett Lindemann (Keys,) Jimmy Weaver (Bass,) Mikey Gould (Drums,) Bri Bryant (Vocals) and Jon Bryant (Vocals.) The band combines their love of blues with rock, rhythm and soul to create a fresh and powerful sound that’s emblematic of their Midwestern origin.