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

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.