Gothic Rock act The Awakening has just released a new video for “About You“, off their most recent album, “Chasm”.“About You is one of the most personal songs on the album. I wrote the lyrics many years ago, after losing somebody very close to me. I think the pain of loss is something many people can sadly relate to,” says Ashton Nyte, the man behind The Awakening.
The video comes several months after the release of the album “Chasm”. Ashton explains that this was not by design, but a case of life diverting his energies. Since the album’s release Nyte has worked with composer Ethan Gold on the film score for “Relive” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. He has also continued his involvement with Beauty In Chaos who have just released their new album in June 2019. “The months leading up to and following Chasm have been some of the busiest of my life,” says Nyte, “unfortunately I have also had to take a lot of time off for health reasons. I guess it does all catch up with you. Thankfully, The Awakening is back and work has just started on the second video for Chasm, which I am excited about. The fans waited so long for Chasm, I feel we do owe them a few music videos at the very least!”
The “About You” was directed and edited by Ashton Nyte. Clothing design by Rose Mortem of The Awakening, who is also featured in the video. Now based in the USA, The Awakening is a dark musical project originally from South Africa, founded by singer, songwriter and producer Ashton Nyte. The Awakening has released 9 albums to date, along with Ashton Nyte’s 7 solo albums. Nyte has also contributed lyrics and vocals to recent releases by MGT (Peter Murphy, The Mission) as well to Michael Ciravolo’s Beauty In Chaos project, which features members of The Cure, The Mission, Ministry and many more.