Carrousel brings their shadowy “Scream” visual

Today, Los Angeles duo Carrousel are presenting the official music video for “Scream,” a track from their recent full-length album, Magnificent Desolation.

In keeping with the dystopian theme of Magnificent Desolation, the “Scream” video depicts only a shadowy figure, basked in multicolored light, moving to the beat of the music. It’s a somber yet hypnotizing visual encapsulation of the song.

Comprising of Joel Piedt (songwriter, vocals, production) and Sharon Piedt (songwriter, vocals), Carrousel’s futurist pop melodies wane toward the prophetic, delineating several genres at once with enigmatic cohesion and surprising grit. On April 2nd, they released their 10-track album, Magnificent Desolation, one part of a four album project that pays homage to Joel’s hometown of Memphis.

To create the new album, the couple paired scraping digital synths with their analog predecessors, tracked biting vocals and guitars with old tube mics and consoles, printed tracks to cassette tape for its imparting warmth, building, ultimately, a sound which conveys the reality of depression and suicide amidst the reality of an alternative route. Thus the clarity of pain is purposefully distorted; it is pain held next to the hope of something else. Composed of neither the present nor past, Magnificent Desolation belongs instead to the illusory future—and the possibilities awaiting us there—including this new momentous ringing of sound.

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