The Dirty Nil have dropped a new video for “Damage Control.” The song is off the band’s current release Fuck Art, now available via Dine Alone Records. In the Greg Doble directed video, the band members visit a mythical wizard who shows them their futures.
Damage Control is a song that touches upon the both the hard moments in life, as well as our individual perception of those moments. We all want to run “damage control” when things aren’t going our way, but the reality of the situation is different in the minds of each person involved. I was quite drawn to the line “beware the things you wanna feel, ‘cause that don’t mean they’re real”. To me, this line speaks to our ability as people to gravitate towards feelings, or our own personal bias, but in the process losing touch with a shared, concrete reality.
For the music video, I wanted to break those two pieces of the song along very literal lines: There is the peril that each band member experiences, but on the other hand, we keep being pulled back out of a dream state and left wondering if any of this is real. The personal bias is made literal by the fact that the wizard in the story is toying with The NILs perception of reality and the possible future. – Director/Animator Greg Doble
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