The Dirty Nil have featured Wade MacNeil of Alexisonfire on the new video for their track ‘The Light, The Void and Everything’.
The track is from the Ontario rocker’s latest album ‘Free Rein to Passions’, which arrived back in May.
Its brand-new video not only features a cameo from MacNeil – also of Gallows and Dooms Children fame – but pays homage to David Lynch film ‘Blue Velvet’.
Have a watch for yourself below, to see exactly what that entails.
Explaining why the band opted for such a visual approach on this particular track, The Dirty Nil vocalist Luke Bentham has said:
“For years, we’ve kicked around this treatment, waiting for the perfect song to apply it to. When we heard the playback of ‘The Light, The Void and Everything’, it was clear that the opportunity had come.
“In the execution, (producer/director/editor) Wyatt Clough’s attention to detail was stunning. I’ll never forget walking into that warehouse and seeing the fully constructed replica of the apartment from Blue Velvet.
“Wade was perfect in the role of Frank and it was a pleasure to watch him play the villain. Finally, shoutout to our incredible friends Steph Montani, Levi Kertesz and Dave Tyson for rounding out our cast. Everyone owes it to themselves to croon into a lightbulb, at least once in their life.”
The Dirty Nil wrapped-up a UK headline tour in support of their recent album at the start of last month.
For a deeper insight into some of the band’s lyrics, we caught up with Luke upon the release of ‘Free Rein to Passions’ as part of our ‘Behind The Lyrics’ feature.