Vietnam’s very own Windrunner has officially signed to Famined Records and today is debuting, via Dreambound, their brand new single, Rose, off of the debut full length MAI, out Nov. 30th of this year.
Mixing elements of heaviness and progressive Metalcore with incredibly melodic passages and solid vocals -courtesy of Duong Bui on both cleans and screams- , the quintet knows how to pack a punch, captivate the audience and tell a story: watch the video for the track where the two main characters are stuck in a world of “what ifs” when they realize that they missed out on their chance, and tell us that doesn’t hit close to home.
The band elaborated on the track: Rose is about how sometimes we are too afraid to chase our dreams, whether it be in love, work or life, and then we are left in denial of reality, stuck on how our life could have been.
The video captures a dream that both of the characters are having – showing what they could have had, dwelling on past memories.
Through this song, we hope to spread the message that it is important to live in the present instead of the past, to look to the future even when you feel you haven’t taken chances, to move on and to let go of the anchors of “what if?”.
Windrunner is a progressive metalcore quintet hailing from Hanoi, Vietnam. Founded in early 2015 from the merger of two renowned Vietnamese metalcore bands: Epione and Alive In Sight, Windrunner quickly made a name for themselves with their unique blend of rhythm and melodies, groovy yet intricate riffs, soothing ambience, melodic guitar lines, coupled with catchy vocal choruses from female vocalist Duong Bui.
Their debut EP VUI was released in June 2015 and received positive acclaims from around the world.
Since then, Windrunner has actively toured around Vietnam, South East Asia and South Korea, supporting bands such as Attila, Secrets, Benighted, Hiss From The Moat, Coldburn, King Ly Chee, Born From Pain, Earthists, and many others.