With his first official music video Contra Scandal takes his fans on a stirring and immersive visual journey for his latest single “Hard Way.” Featuring the mesmerizing vocals of Spirah, “Hard Way” is a gorgeous track that examines our need to reflect on past faults and grow even when the path is difficult. By combining the track’s sumptuous sonic palette with the video’s striking visual aesthetic, Contra Scandal delivers a powerful artistic statement.
“Hard Way” opens with the stunning image and voice of Spirah as she emerges from a snowy landscape. The opening scenes evoke a sense of ethereal beauty and primal severity all at once. Contra Scandal appears with his trademark violin amidst the snow-clad forest ushering the track into its hypnotic chorus. As the track blossoms further a delightful array of sonic textures mingle with Spirah’s intoxicating vocal work. Throbbing basslines and alluring percussive create the perfect backdrop for Contra Scandal’s masterful instrumentation.
A sense of mystery and mischief is cultivated as the video adopts a motif of flames and masks, perhaps alluding to the sides of ourselves we hide away from view and the need for light to illuminate our path forward. As we reach the conclusion of the video there is a strong sense of duality between the frosted landscape and the flickering flames. Contra Scandal weaves a dream-like audio-visual menagerie for this impressive offering off of his latest album Full Circle.
You can listen to the entire Contra Scandal’s entire debut album Full Circle below out now via Gravitas Recordings.
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