On this glorious Friday morning, we’re thrilled to premiere the cinematic affair. Dappled Cities’ subdued blend of indie and pop on ‘Stone Men’ shows all their more mesmerising qualities, where vocals, synths and instruments tangle amicably into a smooth blend.
The track’s calming nature sound contrasts greatly against the visuals of a man (Lee Mason) wandering solitary throughout a castle, eventually descending into madness. Importantly, he is wearing a shiny burgundy robe. The clip was directed by directed by Daniel and Jared Daperis, and produced by Chris Hocking, with Tim Derricourt of the band explaining:
“For ‘Stone Men’, we wanted something still and peaceful but troubling at the same time. Jared’s clip perfectly captures these qualities but manages to tap into the message of turmoil and frustration that lies at the heart of the song’s lyrics. The image of a man, trapped in his own world and afraid of what might be out there, mirrors perfectly the emotions behind the song without being too literal. When his world crumbles around him (to the tune of a blasting saxophone and guitar duel), you really get that sense of a life interrupted, maybe for the better.”
Immediately following the release of their album, Dappled Cities will be heading on a short East Coast tour, which includes a very mysterious headline show in Sydney which is yet to be announced. See ‘Stone Men’ below and grab your Dappled Cities tickets right here:
SATURDAY, MAY 6: HOWLER, MELBOURNE w/ Special Guests
FRIDAY, MAY 12: THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE w/ Special Guests