Monday, February 23, 2015

Crown Releases Video For Surf-Rock Single 'The Ballad Of One-Eyed Neal'

Posted By on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 12:14 PM

click to enlarge Crown and their submarine friend Neal
  • Crown and their submarine friend Neal

Earlier this month, SA trio Crown released the video for "The Ballad of One-Eyed Neal," one of the longer gems from their 2014 debut Are These the Good Days? To stick with the surf-rock theme of the song, directors Greg Gabrisch and Daniel Navarro imagine the titular character as an old-timey submariner. 

The video cuts between Crown playing in a dark, windy room and their cyclopic friend going out into the world, taking a VIA bus and eventually finding the coast. As the band slows down into a deep and heavy groove, the video reaches cacophony, with Neal battling a shark on the ocean floor. Over seven minutes long, it's a gorgeous presentation, taking up the challenge of a long music video with narrative glee. 

Crown- "The Ballad of One-Eyed Neal" (Official Video) from EYE I EYE FILMS on Vimeo.

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