Like the song it’s set to, the video for Fearsore’s latest track, “Cloudfall,” offers up an oddly entrancing mixture of the hypnotizing and harsh. It’s a dark, psychedelic journey set to a pulsing, abrasive industrial metal soundtrack—part electronic soundscape, part grinding riff generator. A hundred percent riveting. I couldn’t really give you an accurate synopsis of what transpires in said visual mindfuck, but the imagery perfectly complements the audio.
Here’s what Wells had to say about the new track:
“‘Cloudfall’ is representative of the nagging voice in your head that suggests as you stand on the edge of a precipice—‘jump.’ How natural could it be, under the influence of prescribed medications, for your own voice to come out of the back of your head over a morning cup of coffee and suggest, ‘why not end it today?’ in such a casual manner?
“In a world where we can find far too many reasons to shut down, call it off, walk away, even hate what is before us, it is far more important to find a reason that to this point the journey has been worth it . . .
“‘Cloudfall’ is a soundscape within a soundscape, written to be ingested like the waking from a nightmare; the sort where the sun greets your eyes first in a very abrupt and staggering manner but then like a refreshing burst of calm. All the while, you try to recount the exact moments within that dream only vaguely remembering the overall atmosphere, then bringing your senses back to a state of elation that you are indeed still here . . . wherever that may be.”