Song: “The Shadow”
Album: Phantom Amour
Release Date: November 10th, 2017
Label: Spinefarm Records
Vocalist Justin Matthews said of the song and video:
“It’s based on myself, but also everyone in general. You just have to watch out for your shadow. Every time I come home from tour I have a one-week jet-lag period. Like, ‘Oh wow. I can’t talk like that, my family’s around.’ You forget: Turn on the other switch.
What I like most about this video is one can see the Shadow character depicted in such books as The Stand and The Dark Tower series — two favorites of mine. I see the Shadow character and immediately get taken back to stories such as [the Bible’s] Cain and Abel, Harry Potter, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Lord of the Rings to name a few. This song was a ton of fun to put together, and the video displays that perfectly. I hope everyone can appreciate the concept and learn to tame their own shadow.”