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The Ocean Premiere “Permian: The Great Dying” Music Video


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A Craig Murray directed music video for The Ocean‘s new track “Permian: The Great Dying” has newly premiered online. Speaking of the song, the group’s Robin Staps offered:

“The lyrics of the song revolve around the Great Dying topic on two related but also distinctly different orbits. The paleontology/climate change is the surface level, and beneath lies a personal relationship story, an end-times romance embedded into (and artistically inflated) to Earth’s history dimensions.”

Footage for the video was filmed mostly in India and Indonesia. The group previously worked with Murray on their video for “Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence” with Staps commenting of the contrasting visuals this time around:

“While the first clip was very artsy, based on strong visual effects, intense colors and lots of post-production, (‘Permian‘) was meant to have a desaturated, natural look and get by almost entirely without effects. We wanted it to have a dry, suffocating grade, with nice grain and a very authentic, stripped-to-the-core feel.”

[via Billboard]

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