Photo credit: Owen Ela
The video was directed by Wolfe and fellow band mate Ben Chisholm. Its dark, distorting imagery of Southern California deserts parallels Wolfe’s sound, and represents the high concerns the artist has on the environment.
A statement by Wolfe reads:
The visuals in the video allude to the drought in California and frustration about corporations being allowed to pump out all the water, destroying environments and communities, just to sell it back,” said Wolfe “While writing Abyss, I lived near where the water is piped into Los Angeles, but the lakes were dried up and the mountains were burned from fires. During filming we were exploring cracked lake beds and washed out roads – at one point I was laying in the middle of an abandoned canyon road with no chance of a car coming, and it was very surreal and quiet. I closed my eyes for a moment and when I opened them there were vultures circling overhead like I was some exotic roadkill, so we filmed them too.
Watch “Carrion Flowers” below.