Brisbane metal act As Paradise Falls have clawed their way back from unimaginable tragedy to release the music video for their forthcoming album’s debut single.
Dubbed ‘Star Blind’, the tune features original guitar takes from deceased axeman Glen Barrie, who died unexpectedly in 2015 while the band were recording the LP in Thailand.
Now returning to honour his legacy with new vocalist Shaun Coar (Vessel Born, Touring Vox for Feed Her to the Sharks, Bound For Ruin) out front, the deathcore collective have unleashed a stunning new music video for ‘Star Blind’, which was shot using drone cameras at the Sunshine Coast’s iconic Rainbow Beach.
Shedding some light on the meaning behind the song itself, As Paradise Falls guitarist Danny Kenneally explains:
“The song Star Blind is meant to explore the culture of celebrity in western society – in recent years, thanks to the advent of social media, the traditional model of what “famous” is or was has changed by epidemic proportions. The idea of fame hasn’t always been seen as such a high goal to so many people. But what was a sometimes blurry line between fame and infamy is now pretty indistinguishable by people who seek validation in a world where it’s so hard to find value in themselves. In the current modern digital culture, we need to value substance more than ever.”
Get your eyeballs and earholes on the music video above, and catch As Paradise Falls playing venues along the East Coast this month and next with Sydney’s Trojans and Melbourne’s Mirrors on their The State Of Mind Tour.