Metalcore stalwarts Underoath are back with a new music video, for the song "ihateit," from their latest record (and first since 2010) Erase Me. The clip takes place in a dimly lit club setting through which singer Spencer Chamberlain walks slowly while delivering an emotional performance of the lyrics, which seem to address the vocalist's longtime debilitating drug addiction head on as he sings, "You're the only drug that gets me high, and I hate it." A blood-letting ritual scene further expresses the pain and the twisted sense devotion and dependency involved in addiction. Underoath's Aaron Gillespie says of the visual, "The 'ihateit' video is a glimpse into what it's like to feel alienated, to need something you shouldn't need, to feel trapped and isolated and to feel like you have to keep returning to that place to find solace — it's a vicious cycle."
Following a performance at this past weekend's Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California, Underoath are preparing to embark on their first major-market tour since Erase Me's March release. They will be joined by Dance Gavin Dance, Crown the Empire and the Plot In You.
Below, See Underoath's Spencer Chamberlain discuss his battle with drug addiction and depression and how he got clean and healthy: