Gang Of Youths are back to overwhelm us with emotion courtesy of their surging new ballad of wonderment ‘The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows’.
Almost U2-like in its epicness, the tune comes packing a breathtaking video filled with sprawling countryside landscapes and fading sunlight, almost U2-like in its epicness #ItsABeautifulDay
It was shot in a single take in Victoria’s Little River by directors Dan & Jared Daperis from LateNite Films.
“This song came about after I struggled with writer’s block for a year, barely managing to etch out more than a single verse of something awful the whole time,” explains frontman Dave Le’aupepe.
“I was walking home across the Brooklyn Bridge one night, questioning my place in the world, contemplating giving up music and doing something more substantial. I sort of felt that I wasn’t doing anything that actually mattered. But I looked out at the skyline, all silvery and strange and in typical self-indulged frontman fashion, I began to revel in this moment of abandon, of self-hate.
He continues: “As a result, I think I stumbled across a kind life-affirming axiom; that in a cosmos potentially absent of meaning, and an existence devoid of objective value, I have an opportunity to invent my own meaning. We all do. We can ascribe meaning and value to our own lives and in a way, attribute great esteem and value to each other as a result.
“All of us as adults, from youth to old age are drunk, stumbling around in the dark looking for a kebab. I’m scared and unsure, and I want to acknowledge this rather than repress it, or allow cynics to denigrate me because of it. So the song is about becoming more human, more aware and I guess in a way, more alive.”
The uplifting, surging tune comes ahead of the release of the band’s latest album Go Farther In Lightness next Friday, 18th August as well as their big national tour which kicks off at the end of the month.
Catch the video below.