Exclusive Premiere: The Sideshow Tragedy, ‘Let the Love Go Down’
Austin, Texas-based blues-rock duo the Sideshow Tragedy celebrated the release of their fifth full-length record, Capital, earlier this month. Today (May 13), Diffuser is thrilled to team up with the indie rockers to keep the celebrations going with the premiere of the official music video for album cut “Let the Love Go Down” -- check it out above.
The track is a frenetic slow build; just when it seems like it's about ready to explode, the Sideshow Tragedy remind you that they're in control. The accompanying visuals for "Let the Love Go Down" -- directed by Michael Craft -- highlight that same calm chaos that is found in the song.
“Musically, this song is fairly representative of our new record Capital -- it’s a dark, swinging blues groove, with some punk rock nastiness on top,” frontman Nathan Singleton tells us. “The lyrics echo the themes of the songs on the rest of the album as well, a commentary on the part of our culture that’s enthralled with competing, fighting and winning, as opposed to communication, harmony and ultimately, love.”
Singleton’s partner-in-crime, drummer Jeremy Harrell, agrees that “Let the Love Go Down” is a great snapshot of Capital: “Raw energy, focused rhythms and cutting lyricism all blend together to make a dystopian symphony that moves and shakes and rattles and rolls."