Charlie Mayfair release chilling video for ‘Waste Me’
Following the success of previous single ‘Tell Her’, beloved Brisbane indie outfit Charlie Mayfair have unveiled their brand new video clip for current single ‘Waste Me’.
The single is off their second EP Fall In Time, and while retaining the intimate nature of their previous material, the song and video mark a vastly different Charlie Mayfair to previous releases. Inspired by the universal experience of heartbreak, the track is laced with haunting vocals from the group’s co-lead vocalist Hannah Shepherd and is produced by Matt Redlich (Hungry Kids of Hungary, Ball Park Music).
Filmed over two days, the clip tells a gritty story of an isolated married couple during the turn of the century. Shot in the Southern Highlands in an actual settler’s cottage, Thomas (Peter Maple) a once passive man drinks to excess while his long suffering wife (Randa Khanourn Say) endures what she can until pushed too far. Dark and confronting, the clip certainly realises heartbreak to devastating extremes.
The mastermind behind the video’s production is Jefferton James (Boy and Bear, Avalanche City) who allowed the actors to deconstruct and reconstruct scenes and ad-lib as much as possible.
“I wanted the story of these two people who had fallen far from the love they once had to be just as haunting as the environment they lived in”, says James.
The band sees the clip as a vehicle of freedom, allowing them to shed the capricious band-soaked imagery and lets viewers experience a completely different side of their music. Vulture has only one piece of advice: don’t try this at home kids.
Fall In Time is available now on iTunes.
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