Minors Get Introspective in New "Garden of Dismalism" Video
Published Sep 27, 2019Minors are having quite a year. Not only did they release their second full-length, Abject Bodies, but they've been playing shows with the likes of other Canadian luminaries such as Greber, Hammerhands and Bleeding Out.
Minors are dropping a new music video exclusively with Exclaim! for their song "Garden of Dismalism," the epic closure to their latest record. The song itself is a dizzying affair of dissonant riffs contrasted against melodic breaks. A combination of contrast, be it melody or rhythm, seems to be a persevering trait that appears to be the foundation of all of their work.
In regards to the video itself, guitarist Nick Kinnish states that the video is about two friends having a conversation about their fears. Instead of it clearing their minds, however, the conversation spirals into something else altogether. It is the band's intention to have the listener interpret the meaning and conclusion of the video for themselves.
"The lyrics for 'Garden of Dismalism' are pretty personal. So when we decided to create a video for the song, we wanted it to cover a separate concept entirely. We came up with an idea of two friends having a conversation about their fears, but instead of it helping to clear their minds, the conversation spirals into something else altogether. The rest of it, we will leave for the viewer to interpret for themselves," says Kinnish.
You can decipher the meaning of the video for yourself below.