Premiere: Keaper - 'Alone'
Naarm/Melbourne shoegazers give us the first taste of forthcoming concept album with new single and music video - take a first watch
Image credit: Papermoon Projects
Keaper have been busy in the couple of years since they formed in 2020, already with two EPs to their name and now announcing their new concept album Waking Dream with fuzzy, atmospheric and melodic new single Alone. Featuring a gorgeous semi-animated, semi-stop motion video and out February 2, catch Alone premiering on Pilerats today!
A key part of Waking Dream’s story, Alone tells a tale through the eyes of the album’s protagonist as she explores a strange new world in her dreams, delivered by vocalist Ameya Ajay’s evocative vocals.
“‘Alone’ was the first song we wrote off the album during a little writing retreat in South Australia. It relates to the “transformation” step of the “hero’s journey”, just after the character experiences their lowest point,” explains Ameya.
“It's about daring to be different and authentic, potentially challenging the status quo and coming to terms with standing alone in that space. That’s conveyed in the empowering energy of the music as well.”
Meanwhile, the striking video shot by Ramsay Waterhouse / Papermoon Projects and edited by Ameya channels the adventurous vibes of the single in a playful manner, featuring light houses, boat journeys and… vampires!
“After releasing many reflective and meaningful music videos, we wanted to make a fun and silly one. By juxtaposing visual influences such as Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse with a “school play” style set design, we could make it both childlike as well as strange and supernatural,” says Ameya.
Dive into Alone a day ahead of release: