Though Young Empires’ first and only LP The Gates came out a few short months ago back in September, the band has been dominating the airwaves with their singles “The Gates” and “Uncover Your Eyes” all summer.
For the past two years, this Toronto-based band had been secretly building a record with industry titans, including Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk (Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Madonna), Jimmy Messer (AWOLNATION) and Kevin Seaton (Snoop Lion, Active Child). The resulting package fast-tracked this band’s success overnight, after a nearly a decade of working together as a group.
Today the band has shared a new video for their single “Uncover Your Eyes” via MUCH. It’s an eerie snapshot of the life of a woman the aftermath of struggling surgery. The director (who’s name hasn’t been shared) does an excellent job of putting you in the mindset of someone who’s being stretched mentally in every direction by medication, depression and pain. Watch the video in the player above.