Well Apple should be proud yet again! The Dead Ships’ newest video for “Tomorrow’s Crashes,” almost entirely shot on an iPhone 6 is resplendent, well-paced and crisp. Directed and mostly captured by lead singer Devlin McCluskey himself, the majority of the video was shot in the iconic light tunnel at Chicago O’Hare while waiting for a flight back to LA. “It was complete happenstance,” McCluskey admits. “I wanted to ride to the airport with my friend to spend more time with him and his new girlfriend so I lied to him and said we had the same flight time. When he took off, I had another two hours before my flight. I went through the light tunnel, which I’ve been mesmerized by since I was about 6 years old, and I thought, ‘Wow I’d love to do a video here someday.’ Then it occurred to me I might have time to do one right now, so I put down my $30 book on Nixon, took out my phone and started shooting as many things as I could think of. I figured security would ask why I was high-stepping but they just shook their heads at me.”
The track, off of their May release EP 1, is rambunctious, driven by guitar and McCluskey’s growling vocals. Packed with neon, geometry and rad projections, the video carries some 80’s nostalgia. McCluskey explains he was “mainly trying to make a fun video out of the isolation, life in transit, and demonic voice of shame/doubt.” The rest of the video, shot on a sound stage, showcases the trio dressed in the most dapper fashion despite their characteristic impulsive thrashes.
Watch it for yourself below: