Milan, Italy based Rock / Metal band Mellowtoy has released the music video for their track “Dead Colours” (originally premiering with Metal Underground) from their album “Lies” which is available on iTunes now. The animated video was written and directed by The Jack Stupid and features a silent creature attempting to bend the laws of nature to feel less lonely. “Dead Colours” music video can be seen below.
“Dead Colours” starts from Alan Moore’s world and, in particular, from the Watchmen character Dr. Manhattan, an immortal creature that lives in a world that’s still subordinated to cruel natural laws.
The protagonist knows that sooner or later, everyone and everything he loves will fade away just in front of his eyes. His fear of lonliness and all his pain for abandon make him interact with world’s natural cycle. He slows down the time flowing to have more time to share with his beloved.
At the beginning this could seem a good solution but the plan reveals a huge fail and forces the creature to restore the natural cycle without a possibility to escape from his pain.
Considerations above pain, fear and loneliness seem to be the first and more expected reading of this video, there is also a biographical reference to Mellowtoy’s story and the latest leaving of Matt Massa, the historic singer of the band.
This video represents a deep reflection on changes and the future. It talks about the difficulty and the responsibility to make choices on which depend other people’s life. It’s not a coincidence the fact that the two main character of Dead Colours has a father/son reletionship where father’s behaviour reflects on son’s way. Furthermore this video talks about the fear to compromise humans reletionship with wrong behaviour. The video itself stops on a non-concluded attempt to repair all these mistake, keeping an open final view and giving the audience the possibility to choose its own end to this story. – Mellowtoy