Electronic rockers Vex Red have unveiled a brand new video for their recent single ‘Tarantula’, their first taste of new material in three years. The video follows a protagonist through a variety of unexpected and bewildering occurrences, culminating in a dramatic climax in the midst of a gloomy forest.
The imagery enhances the power of the music, flooding the senses with a cocktail of delicate electronics, spectral vocals, throbbing bass and soaring guitars, all the while exerting an emotional intensity that’s impossible to ignore.
“For me personally Tarantula’s video is a reminder that there is a sort of malaise that creeps up on me. I only notice when already bloodied. It’s a reaction to the unnatural environment and the disconnection from nature. I'm attracted to the chaos of it. You have to let yourself let go,” explains bassist Keith Lambert.
“’Tarantula’ is about finding calm in a world full of noise - to quiet the static and outrun the turbulence” continues vocalist and guitarist Terry Abbott. “As our political landscapes get rougher with each new direction and power game we find ourselves underneath a growing storm. It feels like a sense of helpless imminence has us in its grasp.”