Six months after Casper Skulls released their debut full-length Mercy Works via Buzz Records, Since then, the Toronto band, hasn’t slowed down, spending months of touring across North America with Land of Talk, Weaves, Charly Bliss, Shame, and more.
Today, the band are premiering the video for “Colour of Outside,” a track from their debut, It’s the second new video from the band in two days.
Casper Skulls’ Neil Bednis on the video:
The clip was filmed in the basement of a copy center in his hometown of Sudbury, Ontario, a setting that resonates with the songs dystopian themes.
“Lyrically ‘Colour of the Outside’ was a real collaborative effort between Melanie and I,” Bednis tells Brooklyn Vegan. “We wanted to depict a dystopian future; a feeling of helplessness and anxiety. Once we actually started performing the song we realized that the song more so depicts the time we’re living in now.
“The video for the song was completely Shawn Kosmerly’s brainchild. We drove up to our hometown in Sudbury, ON and filmed the video in the basement of a copying center. Shawn reflected how we wrote the song by having the first half being shot in what appears to be some sort of weird room and then cutting to the reality in which we’re just in a warehouse. He did a bunch of cool things like the first shot which is a curtain filmed super close up with weird lighting or in the bridge taking a piece of broken glass and passing it in front of a mirror creating a cool split screen/moving motion.”
1. Mercy Works
2. You Can Call Me Allocator
3. Lingua Franca
4. What’s That Good For
6. Colour of the Outside
7. Chicane, OH
8. I Stared at “Moses and the Burning Bush”
9. The Science of Dichotomies
11. Faded Sound
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