Saturday, June 17, 2017
Watch :: CYMBALS share the video for 'Decay'
Taken from their forthcoming album 'Light In Your Mind', released on August 25 via Tough Love Records, London-based duo CYMBALS - Jack Cleverly and Dan Simons - share the video to lead single 'Decay', shot during the winter months in a number of British seaside towns, including Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Southend.
Directed by Matthew Reed, who says of the video: "When I first heard 'Decay' I immediately saw images of a coastal town: overcast, wintry and out of season. Jack and I then chatted and really bonded over a shared love of W.G Sebald's 'The Rings of Saturn', which tells the story of a walk along the East Coast from Lowestoft to Harwich, and is set very much in the type of towns I'd envisioned. So we decided to make the video a portrait of that landscape.
"I filmed over a couple of months in a mix of seaside towns and their surrounding areas. These are towns, which, whilst often beautiful, also contain some of the poorest and most deprived wards in Britain. They depend almost entirely on summer tourism and in the winter basically become ghost towns. So I wanted to structure the video as a cycle, moving from winter into spring, exploring how the landscape, weather and fortunes of those towns are always revolving, and changing with the seasons. And while there is a bleakness there, there is also something very hopeful and beautiful too."