Darkwave Act Astari Nite have unveiled the video for their sorrowful single “As If You Were Dead”.
The song communicates the complexity of loss and death, with downbeat tempo, soaring melody, and lyrics such as “Memories of you is better this way/To feel what was then when it was yesterday”, to which lead singer Mychael explains:
“Knowing that you can never speak to someone ever again is the hardest part when dealing with death. Never hearing that person speak or seeing them smile in front of you again, sure makes for a gloomy day. Nevertheless, one can only mourn for so long. In time, happiness will come in waves yet again and the memories just might stay a bit longer.” –
Watch the video for “As If You Were Dead” directed by Ileana Escalante & Louis Molden (Blind Beast), below:
The single, mastered by Jackknife Sounds owner and Actors frontman Jason Corbett, will be released on Danse Macabre Records, from their forthcoming EP, due out February 2020.
Astari Nite’s upcoming live shows:
- May 31st – Astari Nite with She Wants Revenge at Revolution Live (Fort Lauderdale)
- July 19th – Astari Nite with She Past Away at Crowbar (Tampa) – an exclusive Florida show
- October 4th – Absolution Fest 2019 with Assemblage 23, Actors, Ritual Howls and more!