Roll Acosta Unveil "Shocking" Video for "The Deep"
Roll Acosta's debut full-length album, This Dreamt Existence , is a delightful mix of catchy indie pop and relationship commentary. One of the stand out tracks, "The Deep" ended up becoming the band's first music video.
"[It] is really a story about my past experience with over-analyzed relationships and trying to overlook shortcomings in those people," singer/guitarist Jake Acosta says. "Ultimately, [it's about] letting risk and chance still be a part of the experience of being with someone, and [not worrying] where it may or may not go."
Find out more about "The Deep" and watch the accompanying music video after the jump.
Although this is Roll Acosta's first music video, director/producer Brad Wong brought a cinematic quality to "The Deep."
"[The video was] well thought out and most of our time honestly felt like a photo shoot," Acosta says. "We did many takes under his hot lights, and took his direction for the clothes design and look of the performing we did in the video as well. We all enjoyed really playing up the performance too and just having fun with the space."
The singer drew on his past relationship experiences for subtle touches like the radio seen throughout the video.
"Perhaps Brad may even be sending me secret message about his take on my relationship with music, I can definitely see that," Acosta says. "My ex-wife actually stifled much of my musical development as an artist, and we fought many times as a result. I didn't really deal with it the same way they did in the video, but I won't deny it was something that made me feel dead inside for a while."
Roll Acosta is currently in the midst of its third winter tour, which spans the length of the West Coast. The band's next Arizona show will be on Friday, January 11 at Club Congress in Tucson.
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