In “Peace Arch,” the title track off Emily Danger’s forceful EP, the lead singer Emily Nicholas sings, “My words must be heard.” And with that voice, it’s impossible not to. We’re happy to premiere the video for the track, where the New York-based rockers dramatically perform a song that manages to somehow be soaring and subterranean, much like the video. Interchanging between a hazy, abyss-like stage and a celestial, bed of clouds, video’s dual aesthetic is summarized in the band’s thesis:
Below: We have war, and darkness. We take issue with the light and deny all hope of retribution. Above: Hope lays on a bed of clouds. She is light, she is all things pure and honest. She wants nothing more than to rest, but cannot for fear that we will destroy all that is beautiful.
Photo by Inez and Vinoodh