MDMP pulls no punches in his hard-hitting and emotionally heavy single and video Strength — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The new single off MDMP’s ambitious 27-part debut album Day One, Strength is a harrowing tale surrounding the internal struggle that invites itself in when all hope seems lost.
With help of the ultra-talented metal band Dayshell out of Southern California, MDMP fearlessly captures the haunting realities of those who deal with trauma in harmful ways; particularly those with substance abuse issues. Meticulous listeners are rewarded with a vocal performance that takes no lyric for granted with a depth and raw energy that do this painstaking subject justice.
The accompanying video for Strength portrays the emotional story of a young man who keeps slipping further into darkness with an array of gut-wrenching imagery that hits home. MDMP’s goal with this song is to focus on an issue that affects people worldwide. Every detail was considered when addressing the somber tone of the video with high-quality acting and artful cinematography lending itself to the authenticity of the lyrics.
While darker aspects of the human experience are explored comfortably on Day One, a myriad of universal themes are embedded within the vast sonic spectrum of MDMP’s unique instrumentation. There is no limit to the scope of musical ideas on the epic 27 song album that ranges from arena rock to more introspective synth compositions to the fantastical hair metal bands of yesteryear while also incorporating reggae and disco elements.
Unfettered by genre conventions, MDMP is an anomalous songwriter who has long since thrown out the rule book to craft something singular in its vision. “Some artists are determined to be the same and never change, and they’re going to go down with that ship,” he says. “I don’t want to do that.”
MDMP is the brainchild of Hawaii-based singer-songwriter and eclectic multi-instrumentalist Jeremey Meyer. Nebraska in the ’90s was a pivotal period for the impressionable young artist, who absorb influences from the greatest rock bands at the time and recited legendary macabre poet Edgar Allan Poe in song during his school’s English class. Meyer’s love for multi-faceted art would accompany him to the sands of Iraq as a military service member, before he returned home and finding success on stage as bassist for hard rock band Sherry Drive. Meyer would relocate to Hawaii, where he continues to push himself creatively under the enigmatic alt-rock outfit MDMP.