Toronto-based alternative rock band SELFISH THINGS have today premiered a brand video for ‘8147 Mulholland Terrace’. The track is taken from the stunning debut EP, Vertical Love, out now.
“The video for 8147 Mulholland Terrace is meant to encapsulate the isolation we’ve all felt at different points in our lives. I’ve always considered myself more of an observer than a participant when exposed to social situations (for better or for worse), and a lot of the iconography you’ll see comes from my own predetermined conclusions regarding human behaviour. Our director Christoph Benfey shot it on the new GoPro Fusion (5.2k//360 video) and we were honestly pretty blown away by what the camera could do. Without it, the result would’ve been far less interesting.” says singer Alex Biro.
The debut EP was Co-produced by James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Dashboard Confessional) and lead singer-songwriter, Alex Biro, Vertical Love serves as Biro’s full transition from singer-songwriter to an all-out alternative rock band with Selfish Things.
“‘Vertical Love’ came into being after what was one of the most tumultuous periods of my life,” explains Biro. “It’s a body of work that’s representative of a time when I was struggling to eliminate my nihilistic outlook and replace it with something that was innately more sustainable and emotionally fruitful. I’ve always had a tendency to contemplate whether or not we choose the path we walk, or whether god/the universe/deity has placed us on a path that we have no control over. Looking back on it now, I think all of these songs are indicative of my struggle for control over the things I can’t understand or make sense of. The pain and suffering that come with sentience are necessary as a means of quantifying the depth of our experiences as living beings.”
Vertical Love features 6 tracks that will be released Worldwide via A Wolf At Your Door Records 16th March (Deaf Havana, Lower Than Atlantis, Mallory Knox)