Wyldest are releasing their debut album ‘Dream Chaos’ via Hand In Hive this Friday (1st March), and we’re sharing their luscious new video for recent single ‘Quiet Violet’ in advance of the release.
“‘Quiet Violet’ tells the common tale of a struggling adult who succumbs to societal pressures and gets themselves trapped in a life full of broken dreams and frustration,” the band say of the track.
When you do things against your own dreams to please others, it can be easy to find yourself stuck in a life you find hollow and suffocating. ‘Quiet Violet’ represents a passive character, unable to fight the pressure around them to live the life they choose. This happens in all walks of life, all around the world and commonly to females. From forced marriages all the way through to being respected less by employers, females regularly get the short straw when it comes to choosing their own path and much of the time it takes a rare strength to overcome it.
“The heroine of our video is a female shown working in a laundrette, dreaming of a life amongst nature and truth, away from capitalism and a life chosen for her,” they continue. “The video enters the character’s life at a turning point - showing her daily turmoil - desire to go back to the simplicity and perfect ignorance of childhood.
“The washing machine is significant in the story - representing feminine repression - being forced into a life of kitchen-based duties, deferred from realising their potential through creativity or intellect. When the washing machine is in action, Violet continues in autopilot but as soon as the washing machine is empty she is allowed to dream and can later make a decision whether to act upon her dream. Or not.”
Watch the new video and view the band’s upcoming headline tour dates below. Grab tickets for the shows here.
‘Dream Chaos’ is out this Friday (1st March) via Hand In Hive. Pre-order the record here.