Dutch hardcore band 18 MILES has teamed up with Dreambound to premiere the video for their head-cracking new single ‘Millennial Waste’.
After three releases, debut album ‘Darker Times’ (2013) and conceptual two-piece ‘Revive’ (2015) and ‘The Grey’ (2017), the quintet presents ‘Millennial Waste’. A song that speaks up about the struggles the millennial generation, the generation that grew up with the rise of the internet, has to deal with.
Singer Daan says:
‘social division seems a bigger problem than ever. Depression and burnouts are the new trend. Never finish an education or a job, because the lack of persistence that is not taught anymore. ‘Take for example social media’, he continues. ‘People need likes on social media to get confidence, while trying to achieve the same perfect, successful, but totally unrealistic images they are constantly bombarded with online and in the media. This results in a twisted sense of self in a reality that is not real.’
‘People really having trouble with finding a goal and meaning in this life’, Daan concludes. ‘Everybody wants to make a difference in this world, while nobody dares to stand out.’
Born with dreams and the world onto our feet
We’re told we can be anything, just spread your wings and fly
Ambitious but confused
Through unhealthy expectations
No clue of a purpose
For nothing really satisfies
Chased by the avalanche of our search for fulfillment
It’s raging down to swallow us
We can not outrun the fact depression is the new black
Fueled by false self-esteem, we’re bound to burn
We all want to make a difference
But we don’t want to be different
Our hearts are filled with envy
Yet all we want is to be loved
This is the sound of evolution failing
We’re stray souls, born to decay
We are the children of a social regression
We are millennial waste
Together we’re lost
Astray by default
We’re stuck in despair
No chance getting out of this
Cycles of misery
Can’t find a reason to believe
More about the band:
When hardcore band 18 MILES started in the muddy and windy Netherlands back in 2010, all members were living 18 miles apart from each other. A lot has changed since, except their own furious, hard-hitting twist of modern hardcore with a positive attitude. A sound that is comparable to both old school bands such as Death Before Dishonor and No Turning back, and more recent ones such as The Ghost Inside and Stick To Your Guns.
18 MILES played shows all over Europe, different festivals such as Jera On Air, The Sound Of Revolution and Zwarte Cross, and played a sold out ‘The Grey’ release show in renowned music venue Melkweg Amsterdam. The crew is known for their pumping, unstoppable energy and sincere performance. Expect a band at its strongest, and triple that.