Polaris have just shared their new Mission Impossible-style video for one of their ‘heaviest tracks written to date’ with Landmine.
Drummer Daniel Furnari said Landmine is a song that faces the mid-20s realisation that the universe doesn’t owe you anything and you’re going to have to fend for yourself.
“I think we all reach a point sometime in our late adolescence or early adulthood where we finally realise the world doesn’t just exist to serve us as individuals, and never did,” he said.
“A realisation that maybe you’re not as special and unique as you were made to feel as a kid — you’re not the star of everyone’s movie, only your own little life.
“Ultimately, no one else cares if you succeed or fail, and no one is going to keep picking you up and dusting you off and pointing you in the right direction when you screw up.
“Landmine is a nihilistic, sarcastic celebration of accepting all of that.
“This track was born from a handful of riffs that were programmed into a laptop on the plane trip over to Europe a little over a year ago, when we were about to start our tour with Architects.
“Initially, it was just an experiment to see what I could do with some new plug-ins I’d bought.
“But we added a couple more ideas to it throughout the tour, and when we got home and started expanding on those ideas, it became Landmine.
“We were all pretty thirsty for something we could bang our heads to at that point, and what resulted was one of the heaviest tracks we’ve written to date.”
Furnari said the Mission Impossible-inspired video was conceived by their good friend Chris Elder, who has worked on their videos in different roles.
“This time though, as well as having him film, direct and produce, we really gave him the reigns creatively to a story unlike anything we’ve done in a video before.
“Landmine is a destructive, violent, high-adrenaline track, and Elder’s concept really brought that to life with some good old fashioned action-blockbuster violence.
“It was ambitious, to say the least!
“This video shoot included an abandoned abattoir, which was kind of terrifying; an island location used in Mission Impossible II; and a qualified firearms supervisor.
“Yep, those are real blanks being fired.
“Honestly, I’m still baffled at some of the stuff we were able to capture on camera for this video!”
Polaris will release their second studio album, ‘The Death of Me’, on February 21 via SharpTone Records.