British alternative art-rockers SHAPE OF WATER have revealed a new music video and single for the song “Scar“. The video was directed by Luca De Falco at Luca De Falco Artworks, and features appearances by The Fool, Death, The Magician, and other popular characters from the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Watch it right now at this location.
“Scar” is the third single from the band’s new full-length album Great Illusions which will be released on June 12, 2020 via Eclipse Records. Pre-save or Pre-order the album here.
“The song was originally written about the emotional scars left between ex-lovers” says vocalist Rox Capriotti. “For the video however, we wanted to do something more universal and emotional. We had these grand plans in place for the original concept however when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the lockdowns prevented us from shooting.” Guitarist Luca De Falco continues, “I was thinking about the meaning of The Fool card in the Tarot, and how it sometimes represents new beginnings or spontaneity, but may also represent naivety or folly. It seemed like a perfect parallel to lovers after a breakup, so we went with that theme in creating the video.”
Great Illusions is the band’s debut album, which contains a broad scope of genres best described as alternative rock mixed-up with metal & synthwave overtones. This is something different… a dreamscape of emotions brought to life by the band’s surreal, unique songwriting style. Great Illusions was produced by Paul Reeve (Muse, Beta Band, Supergrass) at Airfield Studios. The band also brought on Sky Van Hoff (Rammstein, Kreator, Caliban) to mix the songs “Scar” and “Not All the Things”. Highlights on the album include “The World Is Calling Me” which talks about war and the global supremacy of global superpowers; “Not All the Things”, a song that tackles the tough topic of unwanted fatherhood resulting in emotional detachment and a growing sense of guilt; and “Scar” an analogy to the scars left between ex-lovers after breaking up.
The band previously revealed two other music videos from the album for the singles “The World Is Calling Me” and “Not All the Things”. Watch them right now at this location.