What does it mean to be the “Remainder”? Are these the people left behind after a suicide…the victims of an untimely death…the one who is gone? Or is it the ones left to search their souls for answers, suffer the guilt, and push themselves forward?
With haunting shots of the band members trying to cope with the loss of one of its own, the pain is evident in the words and images presented throughout this video. “Remainder”‘s jarring yet melodic changes and crescendos build tension never to be released, much like the torment of the unnatural loss they experience.
The shocking moments of watching singer/guitarist Gary Pickard suffocate inside a plastic bag gives viewers a realistic feel for what survivors go through while trying to rebuild their own lives.
As the band deals with the agony of loss, they climb through the darkness and eventually end up in the final shot, together. Shaken, but together, and wondering why they are not playing with the one who left them behind.