StarBlind (official video)
The road towards the release of As Paradise Falls‘ new album brgan with a first step – releasing their single StarBlind. The track features brand new vocalist Shaun Coar (Vessel Born, Touring Vox for Feed Her to the Sharks, Bound For Ruin) and is a biting critique on the culture around “celebrities” in the modern era. The band have clawed their way back from an immense tragedy in that they lost their guitarist Glen Barrie – who passed away in the studio in Thailand while recording the album that StarBlind will be a part of – in 2015. Barrie’s guitar takes are left virtually as played on the single and the record as a whole.
The stunning video premiered at Metal Hammer and experienced a huge response online as well as a spin Triple J’s The Racket last night. The video was shot on location at Rainbow Beach at the Sunshine Coast using drone cameras. The clip was created by Third Eye Visuals.
Songwriter and Guitarist for As Paradise Falls, Danny Kenneally, says of the new single, “The song Star Blind is meant to explore the culture of celebrity in western society – in recent years, thanks to the advent of social media, the traditional model of what “famous” is or was has changed by epidemic proportions. The idea of fame hasn’t always been seen as such a high goal to so many people. But what was a sometimes blurry line between fame and infamy is now pretty indistinguishable by people who seek validation in a world where it’s so hard to find value in themselves. In the current modern digital culture, we need to value substance more than ever.”