Deeper have shared a new video for Run, following a sold out hometown show in support of their ‘Run’ 7”, released via Fire Talk. The video was directed by Noble Savage and uses playful stop motion to match the track’s frenetic energy. The band describes the video as…
“We’ve all felt guilty after sitting too long on a computer or phone and wish we weren’t so tethered to these devices. For Run, we wanted to show the catharsis of getting free from these screens, but in a playful way that captures the upbeat spirit of the song. The main character slowly destroys a computer throughout the video, but is constantly grappling with it overtaking him. While the character succeeds, the end of the video finds him right back where he started – watching another screen. Playing around with stop motion was a fun way to incorporate these sentiments without the tone coming off as too dire or dystopian.”
Watch the video for Run via YouTube below.
Even the tightest relationships are susceptible to unexpected change. Run, a new single from Deeper, examines what happens when we’re forced to confront the reality of these relationships and find the courage to walk away for the better. It’s not easy to abandon that image of who we thought we were, but it’s the leap into the unknown that’s the first step to self-actualizing. At first the song wrestles with identity amidst uncertainty, but as it progresses, a confidence emerges that has become the driving force for where Deeper is headed.
Shiraz Bhatti, Nic Gohl, and Drew McBride take a thoughtful and direct approach with their songwriting, yielding spry melodies and inventive structures. It’s a clever combination of jagged post-punk and refined indie rock. A tightly wound rhythm section teeters on the edge, but is anchored by intricate guitar interplay and saturated with an enigmatic spirit. Their first album, 2018’s ‘Deeper’ channeled the anxiety of change in everyday life and navigating the unhinged political atmosphere. Run takes a more existential approach, reaching down past the emotion and staring back at the inner.
Backed by an astutely scientific cover of John Maus’ rarity Bennington, Deeper sheds the searching bottled up in previous material, carving out an ambit distinctly their own. Brisk, pointed and efficient, and no note wasted, Run b/w Bennington a new 7” out in October 2019 sets the stage for the Chicago trio’s sophomore LP.
10.18 – Rotterdam, NL @ Left of the Dial Festival
10.19 – London, UK @ Waiting Room
10.20 – Norwich, UK @ Wild Paths Festival
10.21 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
10.22 – Leeds, UK @ Superfriendz
10.24 – Bristol, UK @ Crofters Right
10.25 – Ipswich, UK @ Smokehouse
10.26 – Lille, FR @ La Malterie
10.27 – Ghent, BE @ Kinky Star
10.28 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic