DevilDriver has unveiled the music video for “Wishing,” the latest single from its upcoming release, “Dealing with Demons I,” the first part of a double album. The record will be released Oct. 2, 2020, via Napalm Records.
As “Dealing with Demons I” explores the purging of a different demon per track, “Wishing” illustrates the theme of loss–more specifically, wishing a loved one would return. The clean vocals on “Wishing” mark frontman Dez Fafara’s first in DevilDriver history, harking back to his Goth roots. Influences of Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy and more can be heard in Dez’s brooding vocal delivery on the verses, while a heavy chorus punches with raw emotion as he screams, “Wishing you were with me right now!”
The dreamlike official music video for “Wishing”–the band’s most surreal visual yet–places each member of DevilDriver in a nightmarish state, trying to physically reach their loved ones just to have them disappear once they’ve nearly grasped them. Echoing the lyrical themes of the track itself, Dez and his bandmates experience this loss again and again down an eerie rabbit hole, surrounded by faceless beings and distorted imagery.
The footage seen in the “Wishing” video was filmed in separate locations by each band member, with social distancing practiced as a top priority. The finished product was directed by Vicente Cordero/Industrialism Films.
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