The new British prog outfit Novena has released a video for the new single Indestructible. The song comes from the band’s new album Eleventh Hour, which will be released on March 6 through Frontiers Records.
“It’s about the follies of escapism,” guitarist and keyboardist Harrison White tells Prog. “Trauma is an agile predator, and no matter how fast you run or how well you hide, it won’t end its pursuit until you turn around. Hedonism, indulgence, and debauchery are often the product of a troubled mind; is not a sin, but where can they lead if they are never challenged? “
In addition to White, the band includes Haken singer Ross Jennings, former members of No Sin Evades His Gaze Dan Thornton (guitar) and Moat Lowe (bass), drummer Cameron Spence and additional singer Gareth Mason.
“My background is in the theater, working as a writer / composer / director,” White adds about the new video. “As such, I often play a directing role in the production of our videos. For me, the essence of the video is voyeurism. We look at someone watching something. What they see and what we see is often unpleasant; we find entertainment in. I love to tell stories and therefore enjoy music videos with a narrative element to support the artwork.
“Because of my own interpretation of the story of the song, I wanted to avoid a literal representation of the content on the screen. Instead, just like in the (previous single) Disconnected video, I wanted to select a series of motifs that had an important moment evoke in the character’s life, add color and shape to the story, while the door remains open for what it means. The audience can bring the images their own story. “
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