Theory Of A Deadman - Lowlife

July 20, 2011 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

I have been a fan of Theory of a Deadman for quite some time now. They are one of those bands that I like but never manage to get chart success and so therefore I stop liking them until a new song comes out that makes me fall in love with the band again. This song has definitely heightened my interest yet again in the band, but unfortunately, even though they released this song, it didn't get enough sales for it to get into the chart, so unless they release another catchy song, I do really wonder if I'll get back into the band again.

I first became a fan of the band in 2008 with the release of "Hate My Life", which actually managed to get into the UK chart, and is currently the only single from Theory of a Deadman to manage that. Theory of a Deadman is a four-piece Canadian rock band consisting of Tyler Connolly, Dave Brenner, Dean Back and Joey Dandeneau. They have released a number of singles and albums, although not managing to capture the UK audience. I think they should promote their music more over here and that way they'll be able to get onto the UK charts more often, hopefully.

This song is about being a "lowlife", obviously. Tyler sings about being who you want to be and having "the whole damn world in the palm of my hands", which suggests that who cares what others think as long as you're happy with yourself then you have got the whole world. This shows a movement to music, most songs tends to at least touch on this subject, and I'm really glad that it's being thrown in all of our faces just to show that anyone can be anyone and it's not your right to change them.

I LOVE this music video, apart from the fact that "Mr. Lowlife" doesn't make being a lowlife appealing, and although he is the exact description Tyler sings about, I think he still is disgusting. However this works really well with the song and totally suggests everything that Tyler sings about.

I like the whole narrative side of the storyline, well apart from the very beginning with the blurred out bit, that is a little disturbing and disgusting at the same time. I really like the ice cream bit, I think that is funny, along with the bowling ball, how can anyone not enjoy that bit? And the ending is a little extreme, but maybe they were trying to interest other audiences, although I don't think it worked as much as they anticipated.

I really like the guitar solos and the way they film the band members in the caravan. I really like at the start that Tyler is playing the guitar with a bottle in his hand, it totally suggests everything he is singing. I really do like this song, and can't help singing along whenever I hear it, I just hope they find UK chart success sometime soon as they clearly deserve it.

Overall the music video is a fist full of laughs, that you can't help but smile about, but some bits are a little over the top and could be considered gross and disgusting, nonetheless, I totally enjoyed seeing this music video for the first time along with the song, as I totally enjoyed that too. I can't wait for new music and I'm very interested in what the next music video will be like. I just hope more and more people download the next song, as I'm sure it's going to be good, and I hope it manages to get onto the chart at some point.