A lot of the time, music videos feel like an afterthought or thrown-together marketing tool. “Distance,” the first song from Danish metal/hardcore crew EYES‘ upcoming Underperformer debut, is not one of those music videos. The video, which takes place in a single location, features the band playing the song while looking like they’d rather be doing literally anything else. It’s particularly funny in the song’s heaviest parts, though total chaos eventually ensues—watch the video yourself to see how.
Musically, EYES share DNA with Converge, The Chariot, Pissed Jeans and Daughters, but anyone with an appreciation for rocking hard will appreciate what’s on display here.
“‘Distance’ is the shortest and most aggressive track on the record, by a small margin, as the whole record is pretty fucking aggressive,” singer Victor Kaas tells Decibel. “It was also one of the first songs we wrote for the album and it ended up being the song that really shaped the sound of Underperformer. Lyrically, the song is about discovering when something isn’t as it should be in your life. The feeling of reaching out, only to be met with dismissal and misunderstanding. If you’re depressed; don’t stop reaching out. Not everyone will understand; someone will.”
Dive into the pandemonium and listen to “Distance” now. Underperformer is out on September 25.