A few weeks ago, Watter released their new album, History of the Future, and today they share the video for “Death Knock”, edited by Allie Meyer. Meyer used royalty-free footage from various videos of calming natural occurrences and created a suspenseful series of video collages; rolling clouds that suddenly take the shape of a volcano crater anticipating eruption, calming visions of starling murmurations matched by the track’s own anxious swells. The video obscures what the title track is revealing, suggesting something sinister is happening just out of view.
Zac from the band had this to say about the track: “The song ‘Death Knock’ is somewhat of a departure from the rest of the record. It dives into Electronic, Italian prog and Turkish psych territory. All of the instruments were played myself on this particular jam. The song title came from Tyler Trotter and is in reference to an appalachian ghost story he heard – but we’ll have to make a horror video to work with that… ”
This is a lovely way to slide in to Monday, get your eyes & ears on this.