I remember when I used to use Myspace and Shawn Milke of Alesana used to promote Motionless In White. I remember reading bulletins about them and smiling because it was something new to listen to. I would hear them every so often and enjoy their music but it wasn’t until a few months after Creatures came out where I completely lost myself in the music they were creating. I found myself not only loving their music and the videos that they put out but I also found myself relating to certain songs on a personal and emotional level.
Motionless In White have always been a hardworking band, they know the meaning of working from the bottom up. I’ve seen their growth as musicians and as human beings, and it’s something that they should be completely proud of. I have seen band members leaving and new members joining the band, joining something powerful and incredible. Becoming a part of something with meaning and helping with making it what it is at the moment. Motionless In White have never been the same band, with every EP, with every album they out-do themselves. They grow as musicians and don’t stick to just one form of music, which is a reason why I love them so much. Nothing about them is repetitive. They have always been a band with a message about certain things and it has always been obvious through their lyrics. The lyrics that Chris write are absolutely passionate, honest and show genuine feelings, which is why people relate to them on an emotional and personal level. His honesty in writing has helped many find a strength that they did not know was there.
I’ve seen this band grow as people and as musicians, which is why I am so proud of them. They have appreciated all of those that have stood by their side, believed in them, respected them and understood them. They’re not fake, they’re grateful but at the same time they don’t put up with bullshit. And I respect that, because there are so many artists who fake their way into “success” without knowing what hard work is. I have said this for years and I will continue saying this, Motionless In White is one of the few bands in today’s music that know what it is to work hard for what they want, they’re deserving of every good thing that comes their way. I know it will only get bigger and better for them.
Infamous was absolutely beautiful, from the lyrics, to the way everything was put together. And that deluxe edition was a work of beauty. I know for a fact that their next album will be just as incredible, if not more. That album will really separate the genuine fans from those that pretend. I have always found myself really disconnected from the Motionless In White fanbase, not because I want to be but because I find it really difficult to understand how most of them go through life being the way that they are when it comes to music and Motionless In White. They claim to appreciate and love the artist but I find them talking about things that don’t matter at all. It’s always been about the music for me, their personality has been a plus because it’s rare to find talent and a good personality together in today’s music. I need to learn how to let go of the things that those “fans” say. I recently got into an argument with a girl on Chris’s Instagram and til this very moment I regret it. It was childish on both our parts and it wasn’t fair to Chris that it happened on his comments. Her and I spoke about the issue and ended it, it’s just really hard for me to let go of certain things that these kids say when they claim to respect and appreciate the artist they’re disrespecting. But slowly, I am learning to let go of it all because at the end, they really don’t matter, mainly since I know they won’t stick around for long and eventually they will grow up.
I find myself falling in love with Motionless In White more and more every time I listen to their music, or view a music video or interview of theirs. My appreciation for them as human beings grows more and more as well. Seeing their growth through all these years, seeing how genuine they have been as people and as musicians, it’s a real beauty. It’s really confusing to me when I see that Chris feels that he has to explain himself or his reasoning for saying things or doing certain things because of the way certain people in their fan-base react. It’s not fair to him, he’s the artist putting out the music he wants to create. I think people sometimes forget that this is THEIR/HIS band, he writes the lyrics he wants to because those are the things he has gone through in HIS life. If we relate, we relate, and that’s beautiful. But nothing can be held against him or them.
Motionless In White has always appreciated and cared for their fans, the ones that deserve it, the ones that respect them. They respect you, if you respect them, it’s common sense. I don’t see why there is any reason why anything should be held against Chris, mainly when it’s been obvious for years that he gives a damn about those worthy of his attention.
I don’t think I could ever be disappointed in Motionless In White, or find myself looking down at them for a choice they have made with their music. They deserve to put out there what they want to create. I cannot wait for their next album, and I hope that I will be able to officially see them live and hopefully have a conversation with them.
So to every single member of Motionless In White, thank you for being who you are. Thank you for being the musicians that you are. I appreciate each one of you so much, as both people and musicians and you will forever have my support and appreciation.