This Is The Deep

East London 7-piece psych-pop collective This Is The Deep have released their new single ‘Glass’, along with the announcement of their debut EP ‘The Best Is Yet To Come (Part 1)’ – out May 21st via B3SCI Records.

Speaking on the themes at play on ‘Glass’, the band said:

The song is about the idea of falling and the feeling of something foreboding happening as the result of over-reaching. There are different ways to interpret the lyrics – they can apply to the excesses of late capitalism, our unbalanced position with the natural world, as well as a relationship between two people. The focus on falling and impact could also be seen to be a metaphor for a human position of being in some way always falling towards something, some conclusion or unknown destination. Maybe ultimately the fall is part of what we are, as Buzz Lightyear says maybe we’re not flying but ‘falling with style’.

The track’s video was directed and animated by the band themselves, and follows a muscled action-man in a dystopian CGI city who gets sucked into another world through his TV.

It’s kind of a retelling of Humpty Dumpty but instead of an egg there’s this bald muscly action-man figure and instead of falling and cracking he gets sucked into another world through his TV“, the band explain. “He falls into a plasticine Loony-Toons inspired landscape haunted by a mysterious cowboy with pop-corn eyes where pop-corn clouds hang in the sky. We’re interested in working with the tropes of visual media and popular culture and how they affect the way we perceive and ultimately construct the world. David Greaber’s quote that ‘The ultimate hidden truth of the world is it is something we make and could just as easily make differently’ sums this up for us pretty well.

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