Eisley is now premiering a stunning new video for “Always Wrong,” which can be seen below. The video was filmed in Nashville, TN with director Israel Anthem (Mutemath, Shiny Toy Guns, Paper Route).
“This is a dark love song about an obsessive lover,” reveals vocalist/guitarist Sherri DuPree-Bemis of the twisted fairy-tale style song. “I was actually inspired by old Vampire stories and the Brothers Grimm. It’s sung from the perspective of the one who’s obsessed in love. ‘Dust from your hair, a small splinter from your back will keep my raging mind in check.’ Basically the character is twisted and they want to collect artifacts from the person they’re in love with so they can feel closer to them.”
She adds, “The chorus has them momentarily showing their insecurity and vulnerability by confessing ‘I know I’ll only let you down, I know you won’t stick around’ but quickly turning dark again by telling them ‘but I’ll make sure I keep you coming back.’ All of that being said it’s basically, when broken down, just a love song, but that was the story behind it.”
The song comes from Eisley’s fifth full-length album, I’m Only Dreaming, which was recorded in Tyler, TX with producer Will Yip (Circa Survive, Balance & Composure, Lauryn Hill) and was released on February 17 via Equal Vision Records. The album stays true to form of the band’s signature dreamy sound, with DuPree-Bemis elaborating, “Musically, you could say it’s classic Eisley, in the sense that it’s melodic, moody pop and is written from the heart. Lyrically, it’s very whimsical; it has a vibe that will take you into its own world and let you escape your normal life for a few minutes. I like to cloak things in a little mystery and romance; I think it’s part of what makes all of Eisley’s songs sound like they’re from the same world. Every record is like opening and reading a book in a series.”
Promo photo by Bliss Katherine