Sydney metalcore legends Trojans today release their video for hard-out single DEAD EYED STARE. The track will be available for purchase online in all good outlets on November 25th.
Dead Eyed Stare is a song about depression and the lives of the people who suffer every day with the horrible affliction. The track’s lyrics address the sufferer’s constant thoughts of suicide and life’s monotony – and the will and sheer strength required to beat it.
The video follows main character (actor Dosey Smith) waking up in an abandoned hospital. Being chased by Death (actress Rachel Greenwood). Dosey becomes distraught after not being able to escape the hospital until he sees Life (actress Esther Link) walk past. He then follows Life, who then guides him through and out of the Hospital. Death keeps trying to tempt him to stay but he finds the strength to break free and finally find his way out to find his Peace. The clip is a metaphor for people struggling with their demons of depression and suicidal thoughts – and encourages them to find the light in their life and that they can get through it to find peace.
Directed, filmed and edited by Jacob Pattinson, the clip was shot with full permission and access to the location – an abandoned Mental hospital in the Blue Mountains – The Queen Victoria sanitarium.