The Living End – Amsterdam (Official Video Music)

“Amsterdam”. The second song from our new album is out now. It’s very different. We’ve never had a song like this on any of our albums. I wrote it as a full band track but it didn’t fit in with direction that the rest of the album was taking.

Our producer Tobias suggested stripping it back to just a live take of vocals and guitar and by taking this approach, it fit right in. It’s the most confronting song on the album. Our time here is temporary. The time we spend with family and friends becomes more important the older we get because you just never know.

After my father passed away I started thinking about the how and why and all the questions and confusion that come with losing a family member. It took a long time to fathom how we’re supposed to just carry on without them. Like I say in the song ‘there are things left unspoken and you never get a second chance’. Some lessons are learnt the hard way unfortunately. Regrets, grief and loss are a part of life so you gotta make the good times count.

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