Melbourne alternative rock/emo five-piece Reside are back with new single, ‘Fallen’, following the success of last year’s sophomore EP, The Light That You Saw.
Self-produced and recorded by frontman Liam Guinane (ex-Windwaker) and mastered by Kris Samos (Bad Juju, Between You and Me, Earth Caller), ‘Fallen’ arrives as the next chapter for Reside. Guinane explains, “the song was written very shortly after the release of The Light That You Saw and picks up right where that EP left off, exploring themes of unrequited love and the breakdown of a relationship”. Guinane goes on to say that “‘Fallen’ serves as a bit of a transition for the band’s sound and direction, taking more influence and elements from post-punk and new wave but still retains the core alternative rock and emo sound that we’ve established before.”
Reside take pride in their DIY ethic and have built a reputation for producing their own content and ‘Fallen’ is no exception. The accompanying video takes credits from guitarist and cinematographer Ariel Johnson in collaboration with Liam Davidson of Lord Media. Johnson explains “For ‘Fallen’ we wanted to use more expressive visuals rather than focus on a narrative. We shot footage in a way that kept a high degree of flexibility in mind for the editing stage.”
“During post-production, I relied heavily on visual effects and compositing to produce effects similar to double exposures and analogue feedback. This helped communicate themes of isolation and identity struggles that Liam wrote into the lyrics of the song.”
Watch ‘Fallen’ below