Sorxe began their third album, The Ark Burner, with “Dependence Day,” one of the strongest songs of their career thus far. The heavy psych and shoegaze parts of Sorxe’s post-metal sound are coaxed out on the song and further amplified in its new video.
Comprised of live band footage in the Arizona desert and psychedelic city landscapes, the heavily-affected, brightly-colored video plays out like a dream.
“We wanted to do something different from our last video (hypnotizer) so we set out with some vague concepts in mind,” guitarist/vocalist Tanner Crace explains. “Less performance shots and more of a visual story and setting up a vibe. I was wanting to get a ’90s grunge rock vibe with minimal performance stuff but with a nine-minute track we had to get a lot of content, b-roll, etc. The end result was a good mixture of Arizona desert oppressive heat and night time trippy Phoenix city stuff. Jason Cakebread who did the video did an excellent job with layering and editing it all together! Definitely a lot of things happening to warrant multiple viewings.”
You can watch the video for “Dependence Day” below and hear the rest of The Ark Burner via Prosthetic.