CLOVES Returns With New Song “Dead”
- Australian singer-songwriter CLOVES returned with a new song “Dead” on October 23rd.
She covered Bob Bob Dylan's 1962 “Blowin' In The Wind” last year. But as her own original, the new song is her first single since her 2018 debut album “One Big Nothing”.
The track will appear on her upcoming sophomore album. “Maybe this song should have a back-up name titled ‘Conversations With Myself,'” CLOVES said of the song in a press release. “It journeys through anxiety and how that leads to self-depreciating actions. I was in a hard place in myself at the time, and I’m very aware that it sounds cliché but I genuinely found creating this track very cathartic; it not only felt like a way for me to express myself and get the heaviness out of my chest, but it also felt like the beginning of something, an opening foundation of an album.”
The accompanying music video was directed by Daniel Carberry and Carly Cussen. “Anxiety can feel like an over-functioning game in your mind,” she said. “This video travels through the game ‘levels’ and barriers that your mind creates, only to end up right back where you started. Each level is curated around a visual cue as to what that internal monologue looks like. The visual concept for this album is all based in the same ‘world’; a place where everything is manipulated. In the same way your head can lie to you, so does this world. It’s trees are made of plastic and it’s synthetic to the touch. Zip code: My mind.”
- She worked with Clarence Coffee Jr and Detonate for the song. She shared on social media, “I’m so grateful to my collaborators and friends Clarence Coffee Jr, Detonate for making this single/album with me, you both were so up for exploring the complexities of mental health in a potent and unapologetic way, finding the textures of what is it to work through your relationship with yourself and divulge into the most inner multifaceted dysfunctional workings of my brain, my fav lyric on dead being “my minds been fucked mental fornication” 😂 we wanted to teleport you to the rawest most dystopian corners of my mind, and make an album for the misfit, the over-thinker and the imperfect. 💚💚💚 Love you both!!!”
- source : NME