Figures go mono in new video for Alpha

Figures
Figures

Figures have released a video for their new track Alpha exclusively with Prog.

It features on the Australian outfit’s upcoming Chronos EP which is out on June 16.

Frontman Mark Tronson tells Prog: “Alpha lyrically explores the idea of ‘the artists struggle’ through both the eyes of the artist and their supporters – both view points being vastly different.

“Where a fan may look upon an artist as someone living out their potential in an awe inspiring or romanticised way, the fact is this: behind the curtain there is a whole world of stress, doubt, financial struggles, anxiety and thousands of other pressures that any artist must endure to achieve and maintain success.”

Tronson adds: “For myself, it’s a song about the internal risk/reward debate that comes with this type of lifestyle choice. The video itself was shot and edited by our good friend and photographer Andrew Basso from Electrum Photography here in Melbourne.

“He followed us around the last few gigs of 2016 and early 2017 to make an awesome live montage, including footage from Progfest 2016 and our support show for Twelve Foot Ninja in January.”

Ahead of the EP launch, Figures will play at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar on June 2.

Figures Chronos EP tracklist

  1. Recoil
  2. Alpha
  3. Tied Around
  4. Point of Doubt
  5. Crying Door

Read Classic Rock, Metal Hammer & Prog for free with TeamRock+

Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.