Knocked Loose Drop A Tear in the Fabric of Life

Knocked Loose Drop A Tear in the Fabric of Life
Knocked Loose photo by Perri Leigh

Knocked Loose have released a new EP A Tear in the Fabric of Life. The EP is a story written by Knocked Loose frontman/lyricist Bryan Garris and comes to life within an extraordinary animated film directed and created by Swedish filmmaker Magnus Jonsson, who is known for his visual curiosity and often exploring dark themes, in abstract and surreal worlds.

Garris reveals, “It’s a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it. The story follows a main character through a traumatic car crash late one night in the woods that leaves his partner deceased, and from there you spiral with him into the depression and guilt that comes with being the cause of something so detrimental. This is the first time we really dove in and tried to create something sonically that evokes a different range of emotions and over all something that introduces tension and anxiety with a massive pay off. The story is told not only through words but through the music as well, which proved to be our biggest challenge in writing. Lyrically this story ended up being much more personal than we initially intended. We started with the idea to tell a fictional story but throughout the process, I found ways to incorporate real feelings of loss and mourning, as well as anger and self doubt. I’ve always been a very personal writer and this was originally a step away from that, into something more artistic. But in the end, it was just as therapeutic as writing a regular Knocked Loose record, and I think you’ll be able to hear that.”

Director and animator Magnus Jonsson tells, “I always want to create something that complements the music, works within its structures and hopefully enriches the experience for the audience. With a longer format around 21 minutes, covering 6 tracks, I knew this dark ghost story was a very interesting challenge to explore in animation. I took the story presented in the songs and anchored that into a visual world. I wanted to create an intense nightmare, focusing on the emotional states of Bryan’s main character. I created visuals that bring the audience deeper into this story of a spiraling descent into horror and destructive madness — Taking a minimalistic and sometimes even abstract approach to many parts of the image making, creating unease and an eerie atmosphere.”

Knocked Loose
Live Dates Tour 2021-2022

10/13: Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland >
10/14: St. Louis, MO – The Cotillion >
10/15: Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom >
10/17: New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre >
10/19: St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live >
10/20: Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live >
10/22: Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works >
10/23: Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium >
10/25: Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater >
10/27: Portland, ME – State Theatre >
10/28: Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory >
10/29: Cleveland, OH – The Agora >
10/30: Albany, NY – Capitol Center >
11/01: Richmond, VA – The National >
11/02: Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium >
11/03: Chattanooga, TN – The Signal >
11/05: Madison, WI – The Sylvee >
11/06: St. Louis, MO – The Factory >
11/07: Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre >
11/09: Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall >
11/10: North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum >
12/11: Buffalo, NY – ‘Tid The Season 2021

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2022
Euro/UK Dates

02/03: Köln, DE – Essigfabrik
02/04: Saarbrücken, DE – Garage
02/05: Dordrecht, NL – Bibelot
02/06: Paris, FR – Gibus
02/07: London, UK – Electric Ballroom
02/08: Cardiff, UK – Plas
02/09: Sheffield, UK – Corporation
02/10: Glasgow, UK – Queen Margaret Union
02/11: Wolverhampton, UK – KK Steelmill
02/12: Leeds, UK – Becketts
02/13: Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
02/14: Hasselt, BE – Muziekodroom
02/15: Hamburg, DE – Gruenspan
02/16: Leipzig, DE – Felsenkeller
02/17: Warsaw, PL – February Proxima
02/18: Berlin, DE – Astra
02/19: Schweinfurt, DE – Stattbahnhof
02/20: Prague, CR – Lucerna Music Bar
02/21: Krakow, PL – Hol
02/22: Vienna, AT – Arena
02/23: Milan (Mezzago), IT – Bloom
02/24: Fribourg, SH – Fri-Son
02/25: Lindau, DE – Club Vaudeville
02/26: Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
02/27: Munich, DE – Backstage Werk