Friendships recount a dark memory for ‘The Roof’
If you have a spare seven minutes in your day today, we have the best way for you to utilise it. FRIENDSHIPS have released a brand new music video for their track ‘The Roof’ that recounts a traumatic experience the pair shared in New York City.
‘The Roof’ recounts Misha Grace’s fall from a rooftop and the emotions than ran through both Misha and Nic Brown at the time. Friendships are a pair that seem to always tear down musical boundaries and ‘The Roof’ only enhances this reputation.
“This piece of work embodies everything that is wholly friendships. Inspired directly from our personal relationship with each other and our experiences. The track was written as the soundtrack to watching Mish fall off a roof and to what I thought was her death. It’s driven by emotion in the highest degree. The monologue is written through the perspective of Mish. This is her spitting in the face of the roof (and the world) and saying ‘Fuck that, I’m stronger than this and I have much more to give’. I wanted the track to feel like empowerment and strength. I want the concept of the roof to be used as a metaphor for anyone feeling the weight of the world is too much. We are powerful.”
The clip for ‘The Roof’ is a visual experimentation that blends together deep monologue, haunting visuals and a digital recount of Misha’s fall. The video is completely engaging and the length of it will be long forgotten when you become engrossed in it’s story.
‘The Roof’ will be featuring on Friendships debut album Nullarbor 1988-1989. the album is due for release on September 30 and if this track is anything to go by, the album will be a feast of experimental delights.
Friendships are set to perform in Brisbane tonight, at the Mellum Launch Party at Woolly Mammoth. For more info on that, head HERE.
Words by Lauren Payne