“This song originated as a cosmonaut so broken by life and love that they sought to die in the furthest reaches possible: outer space, hence the Russian element and title: ‘Last Transmission,” singer Darja Vaarsi says."
Jeff Wilson is having a productive 2020, COVID-19 or not. The Chrome Waves bandleader is ready for his second album of the year with that band. as well as Open Roads, the debut album from new group Deeper Graves. Playing lush alternative and post-punk with a hint of shoegaze, Deeper Graves achieve the same unconventional feeling that Wilson has produced in past bands like Chrome Waves, Nachtmystium, Abigail Williams and Wolvhammer.
Open Roads has been out since July, but Deeper Graves have teamed up with Decibel to premiere the new video for “Last Transmission.” The video’s somber and religious themes match the slow, spaced-out vibe of the track, giving it an eerie feel. Check it out below and head to Disorder Recordings to get a copy of the album.
“This song originated as a cosmonaut so broken by life and love that they sought to die in the furthest reaches possible: outer space, hence the Russian element and title: ‘Last Transmission,” singer Darja Vaarsi says. “We decided to convey the story as a former cult member that has a triggering dream bringing her back to reliving the day a mass suicide occurred. Nothing is more real than feeling love, loss, or pain; you can change the characters and setting but the feelings and effects remain the same. People can do terrible things to you but then portray a different version of themselves to society, this is especially true in abusive relationships which is a topic I’ve visited before. Someone can shatter your life and go into the world with a shining beaming face, thus it’s difficult to know what the truth is and often these invisible monsters are a burden endured alone. Speaking from personal experience, I would rather people feel angry, stand their ground and fight back than be defeated as ultimately that’s what they want, and it’ll only destroy you. It’s been a very difficult and dark time collectively for everyone so I’m glad we were able to band together and create something that may resonate with others. This was my first time producing a music video or filming myself, it was a long-distance collaboration between a tight knit group of artistic friends that was shot and completed last minute.”
- Darja Vaarsi
Music Video Premiere on Decibel Magazine by Vince Bellino
Lyrics/Vocals/Production/HMUA and performance by Darja Vaarsi