montyKeates: carving light from darkness with hyper-rock tune ‘PANIC!’

"An empty void was left and I found nothing but an opportunity to fill it with light. To me this song and all my music, really, is that light."
28 September 2023

A self-proclaimed internet nuisance named montyKeates is about to make his grand entrance onto the music scene, and he’s bringing a whole new genre with him: hyper-rock.

PANIC! is a song that signifies his separation from the darkest parts of himself: “As an artist, I get to be all the things I felt I couldn’t be,” says montyKeates. “I get to be loud, angry, tell everyone how I feel and not feel guilty about it. Through my artistry, I have learned I deserve to be heard.”

“PANIC! – montyKeates reveals – “is a song in honour of separating myself from the darkest parts of me, going sober changed my life, but I truly felt as though I was carving out parts of me. An empty void was left and I found nothing but an opportunity to fill it with light. To me this song and all my music, really, is that light.”

PANIC! emerges as a powerful and contemplative testament, where montyKeates welcomes the tender embrace of vulnerability. This unguarded musical piece openly acknowledges the myriad of influences that have shaped his journey of self-discovery. It’s a profound revelation that his feelings, instead of being burdens, are the cornerstones of his very existence.

montyKeates‘s musical compositions serve as poignant mirrors to his personal battles, designed to strike a chord with kindred souls who have experienced similar challenges in finding their place in the world. With PANIC! he aims to captivate the hearts of music aficionados with his distinctive sonic signature and unfiltered authenticity.

In a world that’s always craving something fresh and authentic, montyKeates emerges as a beacon of raw emotion, ready to redefine the boundaries of ‘hyper-rock’ and the power of vulnerability in music  mark on the music landscape.

Photos by William Spooner