Motionless In White Release Cover Of The Killers’ “Somebody Told Me”

Motionless In White have released a cover of The Killers‘ “Somebody Told Me.“ You can check that out below. Chris Motionless said the following about the track:

“During quarantine we wanted to continue to see what new projects we could push ourselves to create. We’ve always wanted to take a shot at covering an iconic alternative song, and ‘Somebody Told Me‘ has always been one of those tracks that oozes pure energy, and has crazy good hooks that we felt we could transform into a great rock version. We are very happy to present this cover as one of the projects birthed out of the COVID down time and hope it’s fun for all fans to check out and tap their feet too.”

Motionless In White Release “Motion Picture Collection” Versions Of “Another Life” & “Eternally Yours”

Motionless In White have released new “Motion Picture Collection” versions of “Another Life” and “Eternally Yours.” The band said the following about those:

“With all of the down time of not touring, we wanted to take the opportunity to try something we’ve never done before. We give you, Eternally Yours: Motion Picture Collection (Feat Crystal Joilena) & Another Life: Motion Picture Collection (Feat Kerli). Thank you to Crystal and Kerli for your amazing vocals that helped transform these versions into something truly special. Thank you to Justin Deblieck for your ever brilliant talents that shine so bright throughout these tracks, and thank you to Steve Sopchack for your keen ear and dedication to mixing this project. We hope you all enjoy and are still staying safe out there.”

Motionless In White Tease Reworked Version Of “Another Life”

It looks like Motionless In White are planning to release a reworked version of “Another Life” on August 10. You can find a teaser for that below:

Motionless In White To Release “Two Projects” This Summer

Motionless In White have a couple of projects that they are planning to release this summer. Chris Motionless said the following about those:

“Just received the final mixes for two projects we are releasing this summer. I can’t wait for you to hear. All I’m going to say is ….. you should stock up on some Kleenex now ahead of time.”

Motionless In White Frontman Chris Motionless Opens Up About His Recent Mental Health Struggles

Motionless In White’s Chris Motionless has taken to social media to open up about his recent mental health struggles. The singer says he has “been in therapy most of this year, and it has lead to monumental moments of self discovery.”

Motionless initially said the following:

“My mental health is on a serious decline this year. Especially this month. I cant believe how worthless I feel not being able to tour and having so much time to sit in my head and obsess over regrets and self hatred. I hope anyone else experiencing similar feelings are doing okay”

He later added:

“First and foremost, Thank you so much to everyone from friends, fans, artists/band members, and more who reached out to me to show their support and words of encouragement. I was not expecting that at all, and in all of the ugliness I am experiencing, that was a beautiful and inspiring thing to see. I can’t thank you enough for the help.

“Moving on, I’d like to establish that I am aware that so many people in the world are having experiences that far outweigh the severity of my own. I feel so bad for families who have been forced to juggle all of the factors that have fallen on them unexpectedly. For people who have had the rug completely pulled out from under them with no certainty of when this will end. I did not mean to come off like I was taking that away from anyone. However, with mental health being something that people are being rightfully more and more open about, I felt comfortable to express my feelings to people that I know are directly relating. To encourage further discussion about a topic that in its increasing notoriety.. still somehow unjustly seems taboo.

“I stated that I feel worthless due to not touring. I will be honest in that it has frequently been a crutch to help distract myself or have a crucial outlet from personal mental issues, and that I do occasionally find myself tethering my happiness to what is taking place within that realm exclusively, much to the detriment of other areas of my life. However, I said what I said not because my sense of self worth is directly dictated by being enjoyed by our fans, not because who Chris Cerulli is doesn’t exist without the association of the band, but because it is the primary balance I experience on the opposite side of my life long path of creating and experiencing highs and lows. Much like the same release people receive from attending a live performance. It is a feeling and an energy that has the power to shift mountains. To elaborate further on where this is coming from, for the entirety of this year I have been dealing with so many personal issues I have resisted confronting for a long time, but fronted by 2 overlying aspects that took place this year that have been deteriorating as each month has passed, 1 of which being the loss of touring and having to reshape my life around not having the balance I just described. In addition to that, at the beginning of this month, I came face to face with a memento (from the other non band related aspect) that I know would seem very small and probably be regarded as laughable by most people but of severe significance to me, And as a result, Those 2 situations avalanched on me more than they already were, with no solution in sight except potentially the solace of time.

“I’ve been in therapy most of this year, and it has lead to monumental moments of self discovery, reprogramming of my lifestyle, and pivotal life changes that I’ve implemented to improve my quality of living. Despite these improvements, there is sadly no amount of therapy or self exploration that can supplement the feeling of simply doing what I love, and more importantly, it certainly cannot rectify regrets that are irreversible. All my progress has lead me to a point of a line in the sand in which I simply cannot cross. What once was another side of that line full of moments of incredible purpose and happiness that could have extended far beyond the life span of my career… is now a self-inflicted abyss with simply no solid ground for me to step foot on (holy dramatic! Sorry. Yo should I use these as lyrics? *extreme eye roll*) Throughout this year, we have also been working on writing new music and some additional MIW related projects that I am very proud of, but where this creativity usually fills most of whatever voids are present, it has not been as effective and I’ve been met with such a feeling of being lost in not knowing how to handle these very emotions I have been describing when there is seemingly NOTHING i can do about it except, as I said, to rely on the passing of time as my only remedy.

“At the risk of sounding like a self help meme, If so many of the comments I received about being a person that many look to for release are true, let this letter be a catalyst to spark your own personal journey to confronting destructive thoughts and patterns in your life, or at least to be open to talk about them. Fuck the fear of speaking out about how you feel, fuck your toxic masculinity, and fuck the idea that someone’s status should determine if someone is ‘allowed’ to be in pain. You can have all the money and fame in the world, but that can’t buy you true love or a true connection with people around you. It can’t buy back relationships and friendships. If you can try and tell me you’re not dealing with something that if handled could promote a better quality of your life, then I am calling you a fucking liar. On the positive side, though the 2 aspects of my year that I mentioned feeling lost about are still weighing on me, almost every other aspect in only 5 months have drastically improved as a result of the effort I’m putting in. There’s nothing we could have done/can do about the coronavirus downtime regarding working, but there is everything we can do to pursue a better life for ourselves from within. I implore you to seek help and be open about your feelings before you dig yourself a hole so deep it feels easier to bury yourself than to climb out. Good luck.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Motionless In White Writing New Music

During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, Motionless In White’s Chris Motionless confirmed that the band have been writing music for their next album. The frontman also mentioned that they are hoping to release a new song late this year or early next year.

Motionless said the following:

“A lot of the [other] guys are working on stuff by themselves. Like, I know Justin [Morrow, bass] and Ricky [Olson, rhythm guitar] are working on tracks for the band separately. I work separately, but then I also have friends that I like to work with that really do special stuff, unique things towards their own production that I like to work with.

For me, it’s always more fun and enjoyable to work with people that you get along with and connect with rather than just kind of sitting by yourself all the time. So I travel all over the country and just work with friends. I think music is a great way to bring people together, and especially right now where people need that. For my friends that do feel comfortable with not keeping me at a six-feet-apart distance and wanna work, then I’m gonna travel to them.

So we’ve got one song done so far since I’ve been [in Cleveland working with my friend John]. We have a bunch of songs in the bank from previous days, working with other people and each one of us separately. And we’re just gonna keep working until we have a ton of songs to pick from for the new record.”

He went on to say that the band like to write a lot of material before entering the studio:

“We wanna have the time to — as a band or individually — go over the music that we’re working on and bring that to a studio and feel like we’re not just sitting there wasting our time or having days just burn away in the studio of trial and error on just writing songs. I mean, it’s not cheap to travel out of your hometown. It costs a lot to live somewhere else where the studio is, never mind the studio cost itself. So it’s a financial decision as well as just a mental decision — to not just be burning yourself out day by day in the studio, trying to get stuff done within your deadline. We like to just work at our own pace, go into the studio and then kind of continue it from there.”

He also added the following after being asked if the coronavirus pandemic has inspired the new music:

“I realized how internally angry I am at missing the shows and the tours that we’re missing [because of the crisis], because everything I’m working on kind of has this really aggressive edge. I know our fans really enjoy our songs like ‘Another Life’ and the more laid-back or emotional tracks, which there will be those as well, but everything I’m doing myself lately has kind of been heavier. And I’m just, like, ‘Where is all this coming from?’ I know I’m a quietly, or somewhat quietly, angry person, but it’s really coming out in the stuff I’ve been working on. So we’ll see what happens. I know there’s gonna be a mix, like there always is.”

He continued after being asked about release plans:

“I think we’ll be trying to get at least a new song out by the end of the year, but I just hope nobody holds me to that. We’re just gonna keep writing, and what happens happens. It might be early next year. I don’t know.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Motionless In White Officially Cancel Tour With Knocked Loose, Stick To Your Guns, & Ovtlier

Motionless In White have officially cancelled their U.S. tour with Knocked Loose, Stick To Your Guns, and Ovtlier due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band are still planning to rebook the trek at some point, but they decided to cancel it for the time being so fans can get refunds.

Motionless In White said the following:

“U.S MIW Fans –

After processing the information our band and team have been receiving regarding the uncertain future of live events in the near future, as well as factoring in refund policies from various ticketing companies, we have decided to mark the Black & Blue Tour as “canceled” for the time being.

We fully plan to rebook the tour as early as we can once we start to see live events returning around the world. Though this is a tough decision, considering it “canceled” now allows you to collect refunds and that is what we feel is the best course of action.

We hope that everyone is staying healthy and sane right now. We are looking forward to finally getting back on the road to see you.”

Motionless In White Cancel European Tour

Motionless In White have cancelled their European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band are working with promoters to get back to Europe when it’s safe to do so.

The group commented:

“Hello European MIW Fans,

As you may already know, many of the European festivals are being postponed or canceled due to COVID-19.

Along with the festivals being effected, unfortunately, all European club shows are effectively canceled as well. For information regarding your options going forward, you can contact the point of purchase. For more information regarding the festivals, we suggest the following news on their websites and social media pages.

The health and safety of the fans will always come first, and in the meantime, we are working as fast as possible with all promoters to get you updates about our getting back to Europe.

– MIW”

Motionless In White Postpone Tour With Knocked Loose, Stick To Your Guns, & Ovtlier

Motionless In White have postponed their U.S. tour with Knocked Loose, Stick To Your Guns, and Ovtlier due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will be rescheduled later this year.

Motionless In White commented:

“MIW Fans:

We regret to inform you that due to the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are forced to postpone our upcoming Black And Blue Tour to a different timeframe this year. New dates will be announced as soon as we receive the go-ahead from promoters.

We have been waiting as long as we could to see what our options were before making this call, but unfortunately, after talking with venues and promoters, we have no choice. As always, the forefront of our attention in this situation is based on the safety of both the bands and attending fans. As much as we are saddened by the news, we support the actions that are being taken around the world to try and prevent the spread of the virus.

Ticket holders, your tickets will be honored at the future dates. VIP holders, you will be receiving an email this week from LTD regarding your options with your VIP purchase, but as the ticket holders, your VIP’s will also be honored at the future dates.

As for the fans asking about our European and Australian tours in June and July, we unfortunately also found out today that Download has been canceled. We are now awaiting more information on the rest of the festivals and shows. If we can be there, we’ll be there. We will let you know as soon as we know in the coming weeks.

Lastly, we would just like to send a massive thank you to anyone out there that works under the essential business umbrella who are still out there working hard and have been dealing with the close contact risks associated with your job. We appreciate you!

Thank you. We’ll see you in the summer.

– MIW”