Forrest Isn’t Dead – ‘The Light’ 

Atlanta native Forrest Kleindienst channelled his thoughts into lyrics, which in turn were channelled into music to become songs.

Growing up in a single-parent family with limited resources, Forrest took to his skateboard and music, submerging himself into the freedom it gave him. Joining with guitarist Matt Vassy and drummer Zendé Murdock, the band name is drawn from both Kleindienst’s first name and Vassy’s similar middle name, and also plays on the hardships the trio have experienced. But despite all the ups and downs of their lives, they’re not dead yet, putting their time, energy, and angst, into their music.

The clip for ‘The Light’, Forrest Isn’t Dead’s latest single, was shot at Videodrome, an old skool local Atlanta icon which has seen the demise of Blockbuster, and refuses to die. A fitting location for a band who likewise refuses to give in. The three are lit up by neon lighting, shot through a kaleidoscopic lens. Forrest implores the listener to meet him at the light – but it’s never made clear where that exactly is. The three members blend and merge and become one, leaving us wondering if The Light is actually located inside Forrest’s head.

Check out Forrest Isn’t Dead online on their official website. Watch the video for ‘The Light’ below.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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