SUUNS – C-Thru [Music Video]

Today, Montreal band Suuns dropped the music video for C-Thru.
The second single is taken from their upcoming album The Witness which comes out on September 3, 2021 via Joyful Noise Recordings (USA/World) and Secret City Records (Canada).
I’m getting a Massive Attack vibe on C-Thru with it’s dark minimal electro-rock vibe.
The music video is a throwback to those Magic Eye tricks to see what image you will get crossed-eye or squinting.

About the track:
“C-Thru” surges with murky vocals and reverberating synth. Staccato beats and blips of warping instruments flit throughout.
It was one of the last songs recorded for the album, and came together quickly without much reflection.
“A lot of the slower and more delicate songs on this record required quite some finesse, and after all that careful work we needed a good romp,” says O’Neill.
“SUUNS at our best is always secretly a little bit ‘fun,’ so when Ben writes an uncomplicated song with a good melody, we try not to overthink it – we try and get the sound of us having fun with it on tape.”

The accompanying video, created by Jared Raab and Luca Tarantini (AOK), is an autostereogram made to be viewed in one of two ways, using either the “crossed-eye” (convergence) method or “parallel-eye” (divergence) method.
One must simply “decouple” or defocus their eyes, tricking the brain into seeing the slight variations in the repeating pattern as depth information.

“‘C-Thru’ was a song that seemed to ask for an abstract and difficult image. Perhaps we were feeling exhausted from having to see everything on a screen, but the experience of making the video was a lot like viewing it.
We were slowly burying ourselves under a layer after layer of static textures. We live in a world mediated more and more by screens and we started to see the song as representing something more meaningful, out of sight, under the surface. It’s quite literally a trick of the eyes. It’s an image underneath another image.” explain Raab & Tarantini.

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