Australian singer-songwriter CLOVES returned with a new song “Dead” on October 23rd.
The track will appear on her upcoming sophomore album. “Maybe this song should have a back-up name titled ‘Conversations With Myself,'” CLOVES said of the song in a press release. “It journeys through anxiety and how that leads to self-depreciating actions. I was in a hard place in myself at the time, and I’m very aware that it sounds cliché but I genuinely found creating this track very cathartic; it not only felt like a way for me to express myself and get the heaviness out of my chest, but it also felt like the beginning of something, an opening foundation of an album.”
The accompanying music video was directed by Daniel Carberry and Carly Cussen. “Anxiety can feel like an over-functioning game in your mind,” she said. “This video travels through the game ‘levels’ and barriers that your mind creates, only to end up right back where you started. Each level is curated around a visual cue as to what that internal monologue looks like. The visual concept for this album is all based in the same ‘world’; a place where everything is manipulated. In the same way your head can lie to you, so does this world. It’s trees are made of plastic and it’s synthetic to the touch. Zip code: My mind.”
CLOVES returns with dark new single ‘Dead’ https://www.nme.com/news/music/cloves-returns-with-sultry-new-single-dead-new-album-2795857