Australian artist, CLOVES is back with her new single “Dead.”
This new bass driven track is a departure from the sound of her debut album “One Big Nothing” and provides an expectation for her upcoming conceptual sophomore album, due out in 2021
Thorough vulnerable lyrics, CLOVES exposes her own internal struggles with mental health. “Maybe this song should have a back-up name titled ‘Conversations With Myself. 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 cliche 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, and I think the idea of that creative opportunity was equally helpful to me at the time,” CLOVES reflected.
Directors Daniel Carberry & Carley Cussen interpreted CLOVES’s experience into a video game inspired visual.
In a post on YouTube, CLOVES shared, “The inspiration for this video was the isolation, exhaustion and repetition that anxiety creates. It can feel like an over-functioning game in your mind, so I wanted to travel through my world’s game, each ‘level’ with a visual cue of what those barriers in your mind feel like, only to end up right back where you started, what feels like an impossible cycle to break.”