The Band Explains: Sleepology - 'Wolves' (Video)
Sleepology frontman Ryan Miloch talks us through the strange visuals for spooky experimental rock single, 'Wolves'.
'Wolves' is taken from the band's upcoming EP - 'Mind So Mangled' due for release February 2017.
The video was filmed in mostly on the outskirts of Port Huron, Michigan. Out on old country roads, in the woods, an old abandoned house, a grave yard, a friends garage.
How does the video compliment the song?
Well, I wrote the song about someone mysteriously vanishing, never to be seen again. But when I came up with the idea for the video I basically wrote an entirely different story. The song has a haunting vibe so I tried to make the video just as haunting. Even though the imagery doesn't follow the lyrics, I do think they compliment each other in a spooky way.
Any behind the scenes stories?
Nothing too crazy, but we filmed this video right around the time when all those news stories about clowns terrorizing people were going around. We had our friend Lukas be a clown in the video, and later on that day when we were done filming he got hassled by some kids downtown.
Tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
I knew I wanted the video to be spooky so I kept thinking of the traditional Halloween characters like spirits, werewolves, witches, clowns, and a few others that I narrowed down. I also kept thinking about how it had to be out in the middle of nowhere with a desolate vibe, so we made it happen.
What is the message you hope people take from watching the video?
Well, I didn't intentionally mean for the video to have any sort of message, but I'm sure there's one in there somewhere. The idea was a story of this man (spirit?) who wakes up in a graveyard and encounters all these spooky characters as he makes his way into town. He eventually winds up at this house where he discovers those characters are all living there and (in my mind) he realizes they're just people that go out and haunt other people for a living. Or at least that's what I hoped we could convey with the video. We actually had a ton of footage that we couldn't fit in the video, so we're planning doing an alternate, extended version of the video that will be more like a short film set to a spooky film score. Enjoy!
Interview feature by Karla Harris