Vision Video – Beautiful Day To Die [Video]
Vision Video are an Atlanta, Georgia-based goth-rock, post-punk act, that just released the instantly irresistible “Beautiful Day To Die.” With that surprisingly sunny track, they announce their sophomore album Haunted Hours later this year. (Pre-order now.) Vision Video is led by former U.S. Marine and current Atlanta Fire Department EMT Dusty Gannon, who provides profound background when he explains:
I wrote “Beautiful Day to Die” about my experiences as a paramedic and firefighter seeing a lot of death first hand, and how you become well acquainted with it in a very surreal, yet comfortable way. It’s about how I had to become friends with the concept of mortality because I was around it so regularly. The shock of seeing bodies becomes more pedestrian, and you’re even able to see beauty in some situations; like when families come together over loss, or the stories people will tell you about the deceased. This song is about celebrating the frailty of life. We do not get to decide how, or when we will die, but it is all the while certain. While that can be somewhat existential-dread inducing, I like to think of it as a clarion call to appreciate what time we are afforded.
The song is so blissfully gorgeous that it’s hard to believe that it stems from such a difficult background. Listen to “Beautiful Day To Die”, our Song Pick of the Day and check out the accompanying video too:
Photo credit: Olivia Mead