He Is Me Catches Fire With New Video For “Cleansing”
Right now, perhaps more than any other time before, young people feel particularly despondent with the current state of affairs. The world has a very bleak outlook for we millennials, so it is no surprise that every once in a while we need to listen to music that appropriately describes how we feel. He Is Me is a collaboration between Portland-based songwriter and musician/producer Casey Braunger and Calgary, AB based songwriter/vocalist Steve Moore. He Is Me explores the beauty of the void in us all and what lies beneath with vast soundscapes, crushing atmosphere, gripping lyrical content, and pure emotion. Easily one of the most exciting metal bands to come out of Canada in some time, He Is Me boldly embodies the current angst found in the depths of the modern music lover.
In the group’s new video for their song “Cleansing”, He Is Me create a jarring visual aid to go along with their already thought-provoking lyrics. Scenes of uprisings and public dissent take center stage in this rebellious music video. As if calling for their fans to stand up and rise against those who oppress them, He Is Me use this video as a political call to arms. There is no doubting that this track and video combine to light a fire into your heart.
Casey Braunger, a Portland, Oregon-based musician/songwriter/producer started playing bass at the age of 13, shortly after that he began learning any instrument he could get his hands on. He’s played in various punk, metal, blues, industrial, and electronic bands in his career.Casey and Steve first collaborated on a 2001 track called “Silencer”. Fast forward to 2016, when Casey reached out to Steve about guest vocals on a new song. Steve liked it so much that they decided to form a new project with the intention of covering musical territory they hadn’t covered before. This project would be ambient, brooding, unpredictable.