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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.”

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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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