Lochness Monster Shine in New Single "Farewell Past"



The Miami-based rock outfit, Lochness Monster, consisting of Bruce Donaldson (Singer), Justin Shaner (Guitar), Brad Eavenson (Bass), and Rene Rivera (Drums) incorporate elements of rock, shoegaze, punk, and alternative metal into their heartfelt sound. Last month, the band unveiled details of their forthcoming self-titled EP due out July 26th. Off the release comes a passionate song,"Farewell Past,"which is about exploring what it means to feel crippled by the past, to fight for love, and to overcome personal demons. The song is based off a quick conversation with a homeless drifter, who had just made his way from Maine to South Florida with nothing but a backpack and a determination to keep going forward. This song evolves to an exciting and uplifting chord progression with a driving bass melody that echoes the tonality and messaging behind the lyrics. Rivera developed a tribal drum pattern that pulses throughout, leaving the listener aching for more. This powerful song continues the theme surrounding the 4-track EP. The band conveys a more personal story behind their music that explores the recurring themes of hope and redemption.

The single followed their previous release, "Calling Out," a song about holding onto love and finding forgiveness. Its lyrics are about recognizing the trials and tribulations faced in a relationship of love and seeking redemption in each other. Taking a year to conceptualize, Donaldson adds,

"The songs that were chosen for this EP allowed us to find ourselves as a band, as individual musicians, and the direction we want to take our music. Each of us wants our music to have lyrics that people can connect with while remaining poetic and thoughtful, and to surround those lyrics with a powerful rock sound with lots of energy and dynamics. Musically we worked to create a sound that was familiar in some ways to our first album, Fables, while also evolving into a sound that was natural to all of the members of the band."

Continuing, the band also unveiled, "Defiance,"which stemmedbit away from their traditional sound, to explore a heavier and darker notion in the track. The single was conceptualized by Bassist, Brad Eavenson and Guitarist, Justin Shaner after spending several sessions developing the dark and driving bass riff to include a haunting guitar melody that ebbs and flows from heavy and aggressive to eerie and melodic. From there Vocalist, Bruce Donaldson added the lyrics over the melody to explore the volatile sides of human emotions while also dealing with acceptance of imperfections, both personal and in others.

The band is looking forward to sharing this new music with fans and provided the following message for their supports:

"This EP is an expression of who we are as a band and as individuals. These songs are born out of stories from our lives, and we want to share them with you. These are our stories. This is who we are. This is Lochness Monster."

Fans can follow the band at LochnessMonsterMusic.com and pre-order Lochness Monster HERE!

Rickie McCanna