Talos' Last Goodbye Kills Him in "Far Out Dust" Music Video
Irish electronic artist Talos, born Eoin French, recently released his sophomore album, Far Out Dust. The soothing indie electronic album brings together organic, simple melodies with a modern twist to create his unique style. The concluding title track of the album, "Far Out Dust" is "the last goodbye" to the relationship of a lifetime. The melancholic tune recounts the reasons his relationship succeeded in the moment, but ultimately unraveled in the long run. On "Far Out Dust," Talos shared:
“This was the first song I wrote for the album. It outlined a set of sonic rules for the record, so to speak. In the studio, myself and [co-producer] Ross Dowling worked to make this song feel like a continuous build. I wanted it to die just at the point that it felt like it should peak. This reflected the sentiment of the overall song in that it was intended to capture a last goodbye."
The desolate tone the world is cast in after a break-up is exemplified in the music video for "Far Out Dust." The simple color palette, highlighted by the lack of vibrancy, visually represents the notion that the world is a lot duller without love. The cool toned images mirror the lyrics "feel the fading light, I believe the cold now."
The cinematic music video begins with a shot of Talos rotating his hands in a barren field. He proceeds to run through the field, where a woman appears. She begins to do the same hand motion, and suddenly his hands are covered in blood and he's bleeding out from bullet holes. Throughout the song, he makes reference to war, a bloody, violent place where there are no rules. The emotional damage he endures throughout his heartbreak is enough to make him feel dead, as he displays through physical bodily damage at the sight of his ex-lover. He powerfully concludes the music video with an image of him lying on the ground, in a pool of his own blood. The final goodbye was what killed him.
Be sure to catch Talos, alive and well, at a show in the Spring. Dates can be found below: