Waves That Stray release video for “Inside My Head”

Canadian indie rocker Waves That Stray (Sean MacLean) has unveiled the video for his new single, “Inside My Head”.

Fusing the best parts of electronica and rock ‘n’ roll, “Inside My Head” gives nod to the distinct sound of early-aughts Brooklyn groups like TV On The Radio, LCD Soundsystem, and The Dirty Projectors. The loops are ethereal, the beats hypnotic, and yet the guitar still rocks, while the lyrics haunt.

The listener gets the sense that the desire to break free from one’s own head is a fight for life itself, and the corresponding video depicts an alternating desperation and ennui. It begins with MacLean in stop-motion ‘trying on’ different identities — a businessman, a homeless person, a rapper, a construction worker — and then shifts to a scene where he’s having his face painted, his eyes closed. The artist gives him fake, painted eyes over his closed eyelids, and he walks the streets like this for a while, eyes still closed, deep inside his own head.

“My hope with the video and lyrics to ‘Inside My Head’ is to strike a chord with artists who are trying to come to terms with their ever-evolving creative process and insecurities,” MacLean says.

The song is a collaboration between MacLean, songwriter Gabriel Maciel, guitarist Ezra Perlman, and Belgian producer Dorian Voos (aka Awaike).

Check out the video for “Inside My Head” below, and stay up to date with Waves That Stray via his socials.

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