Killswitch Engage premiered the video for their latest single “Always” from their April 2013-released album Disarm the Descent today (October 21) on Noisey.
The powerful and moving video plays out like a mini film, drawing the viewer in, capturing and holding their interest, thanks to the rich plot and emotionally stirring narrative about the relationship between two brothers.
The video was directed by McFarland & Pecci, the filmmaking duo that lensed the band’s video for Disarm the Descent’s first single “In Due Time.” The pair also shot the Disarm the Descent album documentary that was included in the deluxe version of the album.
Of the video, KsE frontman Jesse Leach said, “I worked closely with McFarland & Pecci on this. This song is a unique one on the record and I wanted the video to really stand out, to mean something. I started off telling Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci (McFarland & Pecci) the clichés of music videos that I didn’t want, then proceeded to basically tell them where the song came from and the imagery I had in my head while writing it. I think they pretty much nailed it when they sent me back the storyline. I added and took away some ideas and asked for specifics to be put in. I am proud to say when I watch it, those little details make all the difference for me.”
Leach offered a further, more in-depth perspective on the video and the overall vision, which certainly illuminates the viewer about the thought and the detail that went into this compelling project, without providing too many spoilers. To read more of what Leach and actors Nick Apostolides and Jonathan Thomson, who star in the clip, had to say about the video and working on the project, go here.
Killswitch Engage are currently on a co-headlining tour with Lamb of God. Joining them on tour are Testament and Huntress.
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