Cape Town based desert rock unit Monstroid have released the video for “Fall In Line”, the second single taken from their forthcoming full-length album Set 2: Burnt Sky. The band is the passion project of 4 friends born out of a deeply shared appreciation for writing, making, and sharing tectonic plate-shifting music. From the rumbling depths emerges a melodic molten soundscape. From the skies a flaming fireball of fuzz.
Monstroid resides where these forces collide. Born in the 80’s, raised in the 90’s we have focused our music around the Movies, TV shows and Toys of the time. Our musical influences are no different. For lovers of growling guitars, distorted groove laden bass, melodic vocals and exploding drums of thunder.
The video for “Fall In Line” was directed by Fred van Leeuwen, a photographer and filmmaker currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. Fred started as a band photographer in 2009, which later evolved into the world of shooting music videos. By 2020, Fred’s worked with various local bands, such as The Black Cat Bones, Van Coke Kartel, Vulvodynia and Albert Frost to name a few. For his full body of work, you can visit his official website.
Fred van Leeuwen comments on the making of the “Fall In Line” music video
“ I approached Monstroid a while back regarding a music video I wanted to shoot to test a specific budget-friendly 50mm f/1.8 Anamorphic lens from Sirui. I thought it would look great to have a band in an underground car park, lit only by car headlights, to show off the lens’s anamorphic characteristics, such as the beautiful streaky lens flares and fantastic low light performance.”
“The performance scene was shot with the help of Stian Maritz on his camera, which helped a lot in the edit to splice between band members disappearing and reappearing when cutting between our cameras. Once we wrapped the performance, we spoke about adding a narrative to the music video. We felt the song is a perfect soundtrack to escape the city’s noise and head out to the countryside, and decided to shoot some scenes out on Clarence Drive and the Overberg to establish that narrative between the performance shots fully. Special thanks to Willem at Sunshine Co for providing the Sirui lens to test out for this music video.”
The band are more than happy with the final result
“For the second song from our upcoming record Set 2: Burnt Sky, we thought we give you one of our Live show favourites, which is a song we have been playing for a bit. It’s been such a pleasure crafting and completing it and when The Image Engineer, Fred van Leewen, contacted us with an idea for the track, we had to jump on board. The song is fast paced and mixed in with tight editing and some epic shots in and around Cape Town, we could not be happier with the result.”
Check out the music video below:
This is such a kick-ass tune. I’m curious to find out what their album is going to sound like when it’s finally released in January 2021.
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