Northlane have released their brand new music video for “Heartmachine.” The video, which was directed by Jason Eshraghian accompanies a deeply personal song about the human condition.
“Heartmachine” is off of the band’s most recent release, Mesmer, and is the final video in the Mesmer collection, which was alluded to in the album trailer released right before the surprise album drop. Previous releases in the collection include “Citizen“, “Intuition“, “Solar“, and “Colourwave“.
Frontman Marcus Bridge explains, “Heartmachine is a song about pain, heartbreak and loss. When the heart wants to heal and move forward, anxiety and depression work like a machine to drag you down again and again. I wrote this song in the studio after feeling low for months about a relationship that had fallen apart on top of other personal issues. I almost immediately felt a weight lifted off my chest when I started to release that pain through this song. As I let go of my heartbreak, represented through my relationship with the female character in the music video, my strength grows and I’m finally able to control my power at the end of it all.”
Northlane released Mesmer in March 2017 with no forewarning. The album debuted at #3 on the ARIA Chart and earned the band their second ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal album that same year. In 2018, Mesmer was nominated for an AIR award (Australian Independent Record Labels Association) for Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album, as well as Best Artwork at the Heavy Music Awards. The album, which has amassed over 10 million streams, is available for purchase HERE.
The Sydney natives formed in 2009, and with four successful albums under their belt Northlane has become one of the most successful heavy music acts in Australia. The band has won two back-to-back ARIA Awards in the Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album category for Nodeand Mesmer. Additionally, the band’s prior release, Node, debuted at #1 on the ARIA Chart and was nominated in the “Best New Band” category for the 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards. With the recent release of their highly successful fourth full-length album, Mesmer, the band continues to prove that they are a force to be reckoned with in the hard rock scene.