Montreal-based “orchestral-pop-noir-romantique” group The Dears have just shared a brand new music video for their song “Here’s to The Death of All The Romance”.
This is the second single released from the collective’s latest LP Times Infinity Volume One, which came out late September. Murray A. Lightburn’s iconic baroque-pop vocals provides somber tones, balanced with the band’s fast moving parts. Think: The National meets Radiohead.
Directed by Sinbad Richardson, the video follows a similar aesthetic and story line to the band’s last release, “I Used To Pray For The Heavens To Fall”. Set in a Montreal backdrop, the story is inspired by a microphotography blog that captured a small praying mantis hitching a ride on a snail across a pond. In this case, the odd pairing play unlikely lovers enjoying the city, thrown in with a little bit of a dramatic climax.
“This is likely the most abstract music video The Dears have ever made, second only to the never released, avant-garde ‘S&M boxer’ video for ‘Heathrow or Deathrow’. With ‘Here’s to the Death of All the Romance’ the band is depicted as a group of loafing, off-duty CIA agents who can’t help but sit around Saint-Louis Square while a praying mantis courts her snail lover. It’s so very Montreal. Like “Men In Black” meets “Bee Movie.”
Check out the video in the player above.