Kolkata’s indie-rock scene has been captured by the unique experience that Turnback Cave brings with them. And now, the band has relased their first official music video for their breakthrough single, ‘Voices / Words’. The single has been much appreciated since its release for taking us on a journey through time to an early 2000’s emo-rock and melodic-hardcore era.
‘Voices / Words’ debut EP, ‘Letters to Another Life’ takes the listener on a journey, reminding them of the one that got away to the one that got away. There’s a vulnerability and desperation about the song that the listener resonates with instantly.
The video, directed by Anupam Sinha Roy and Abhiroop Banerjee captures the band in their element, with the intricacies of their performance being the highlight of the production. “The idea was to go back in time, in terms of production style, to rock music videos in the late 90’s and early 2000’s”, said Anupam. Over the years, music and the visuals that go along with it have become increasingly polished. With the video for Voices / Words, the band decided to go in the exact opposite direction. It serves not only as a tribute to the gritty 2000s, but also brings the raw, edgy nature that the sound is based on.
“The idea was to capture the song while on a budget,” said Abhiroop while describing the video to be fast-paced which accompanies the story that’s being narrated throughout the song.
“There were a lot of restrictions that we had to work with. But, the aim was to highlight the velocity of the song and its motion. And despite being minimalistic in nature, we were able to put out the best-produced version possible,” said Turnback Cave’s frontman, Arsh.
“Luckily, we came in contact with Anupam and Abhiroop through media lawyer, Aditya Paul, who helped us with the execution…they were exceptional in every step of the process, and went the extra mile without hesitation. This would really not have been possible without their help.”