Ethos Unveils a Thrilling New Music Video for "Spectre"
Progressive post-hardcore titans Ethos have stayed rather busy since the release of their celebrated second album, Shade and Soil. The Rome-based quartet has recently released the latest of the record’s accompanying music videos.
Directed and edited by Matt Cooper, the video for “Spectre” captures Ethos at their very best, performing in-studio with all the same intensity and conviction that have defined their live sets for nearly a decade. Cutting between several cameras focused on each individual band member, as well as one aimed at both frontman Austen Earp and guitarist Kuyper Cummings as they work out harmonies in a small, separate vocal room, the video showcases each musician’s formidable talents.
The track itself is a powerful meditation on inner turmoil and the process of finding peace. Earp says of “Spectre”:
“This song was written from my own personal struggle with depression. Sometimes we find ourselves in the darkest of places and it feels like we will never escape; it’s haunting and lonely and all you can do is hope it will get better. The truth is it does get better, and I hope that, like myself, people can find catharsis in this song.”
It’s exciting to watch Earp passionately deliver the song’s raw and introspective lyrics between bursts of spellbinding classically-tinged piano, accompanied by Cummings’ artfully subtle guitar work, and to see bassist Nick Riggs effortlessly execute propulsive melodic fills at breakneck speed as drummer Tribb Robinson drives the song, navigating twisting, intricate rhythms with the utmost precision and power. An engaging viewing experience from start to finish, the video for “Spectre” will delight longtime fans and newcomers alike.
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