THE BRAVE FACES ‘In the Dark’ (Video) : Illusion and untruthfulness explored.

The Brave Faces

Brighton’s THE BRAVE FACES offers post-punk/indie band angst and subtlety in their DIY video for debut single, ‘In the Dark’. The mischievous meet the optimistic, in the realm of nihilism and the will to go further. A Universe of challenges, is just an appetizer, in perspective. ‘In The Dark’ wants us all to face that perspective and embrace the goodness, within.

“We wanted to recreate the feeling that there’s something not quite right in the picture, even though it appears perfectly nice,” said the band. “The colour masks don’t quite fit, it’s in slow-mo and you’re not quite sure what’s really going on. It’s also a bit absurd – the ducks, the over-the-top colours. It’s meant to draw you in, but leave you with the impression that something’s off. We filmed and edited it last autumn, but we think it works well, especially watching it in the current context. Staying indoors, the outside world seems strange.”

The video for In the Dark reflects the themes of illusion and untruthfulness explored in the song – with a veneer of idyllic landscapes, shimmering lights and dreamlike colors attempting to mask a murky underside. It’s otherworldly and uneasy, but familiar at the same time.

“’In the Dark’ (the song) explores power within a relationship,” added, the band. “They’re delivered from the perspective of someone offering up fumbled clichés as apologies, desperately trying to save face after the latest in a series of breaches of trust.”

THE BRAVE FACES are influenced by 80s post-punk, shoegaze and contemporary indie. They push successfully forward bristling melodies and sweeping soundscapes, that surpass expectations in a brooding and honest fashion.


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