Motionless in White are gearing up to drop their new album, Scoring the End of the World — due out June 10th via Roadrunner Records — and today (April 14th) they unleashed its second single, the brashly titled "Masterpiece." In contrast to the industrialized stomp of the LP's lead single, March's "Cyberhex," "Masterpiece" is a slow-burning, introspective power ballad. "So how do I apologize and put the tears back in your eyes?" frontman Chris Motionless pleads on the song before it erupts in a mosh-driving climax. The single's music video, directed by Max Moore (Coheed and Cambria, Code Orange, Knocked Loose), mirrors the track's crescendo, capturing the band in an abandoned home, sifting through tokens of a lost past until a cathartic blaze burns it all down. Watch and listen above.
"'Masterpiece' is a song which I feel embodies the raw and brutally honest nature of what makes Motionless in White," Motionless commented. "It took me many years to fully recognize that these are the types of songs that truly are the lifeblood of the relationship between the band and our fans. There is something really powerful and magical in being able to write a song that not only expresses your own deepest emotions and feelings, but to write something that may express the feelings of those who find it hard to articulate their own at times. It is on another level of special. In my own experience as a listener, these types of songs have always offered comfort amidst the pain, and 'Masterpiece' is my way of returning that energy back to the universe for others to potentially find and carry with them. We're all going through something dark in our heads on a daily basis, so why not go through it together?"