The Naked Sun slows time with new music video "Frozen Sand" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

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The Naked Sun, a local 6-piece roots-rock band, has released a new music video for their latest single, “Frozen Sand.” Shot on a Super 8 Camera by filmmaker Bob Sweeney, “Frozen Sand” is a song about the trap of waiting for your life to begin when all the while it is passing you by.

“Frozen Sand” is the first single off their second LP, Avec la Verite’ vous avez le Droit d’Aimer (With Truth you Have the Right to Love). Throughout the album, the band investigates the relationship between love and truth and what happens when we lie to the people we love most. Their sound is equal parts Americana, rock, and pop-rock. They melt sound worlds together to create a place of beautiful and bleak as a frozen beach.

Alongside the thoughtful lyrics and artistic shoot, The Naked Sun chose an unconventional star for this production: songwriter Andrew Wesley Harris’ rescue dog, Neko. Neko and Harris linger on a frozen Cape May beach as Harris sings, “Sit on these rocks and skip a stone or two / Then I just wait for you.”  If the video feels eerie, you’re right. Harris went for a “ghost town” vibe for “Frozen Sand” in order to emphasize the haunting meaning behind his lyrics. If we spend our lives waiting for something to happen to us, Harris conjectures, we are trapped in a self-made purgatory.

Check out the video for “Frozen Sand” below. The Naked Sun will perform alongside Chris Rattie this Friday, March 29 at Tellus360. For tickets and more information, click here.

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