On the cusp of releasing We Are Nothing, Turkish metalcore outfit Grapes In The Mouth are pleased to unveil their first single and music video, the title track from their debut full length.
“We shot the video in very old leather shoe factory and in Ddos studio,” explains vocalist Barkın Ege Tekkökoğlu. “We embraced a DIY mentality and designed every little detail of every scene and the mechanisms in a sketchbook before constructing the final cut.”
Inspired by Friedrich Nietszche’s quote, “To live is to suffer to survive is to find some meaning in suffering.” Without giving too much away, the videoclip is a metaphor… “it shows a corrupt relationship, and the woman starring ends her suffering while she’s breaking a mirror, in the process saving a little girl (representing the woman’s childhood) from the chains of the system (represented by the white hand). We’re fighting for something in this video, we’re fighting to sit in that chair. There’s a gun aimed at that chair and the system holds the trigger. The candle seen is also significant because a candle brings light to it’s surrounding but always kills itself in the end. This metaphor comes from Turkey’s enlightened people. They tried to tell us the truth but it cost their lives and nobody did anything to their murderers. Seeing, knowing and accepting this while you’re a kid… That candle is their soul, haunting us. It’s so sharp and so annoying… because they’re forgotten by majority. Forgetting them will have a cost!”