Cursive made a splashy return to form at the top of this month with the release of their eighth studio album Vitriola. The album’s initial lead-off single was the great “Life Savings,” which was an announcement itself in that it proclaimed the band was looking to go back to their early days. It was a fantastic way to kick off the Vitriola album rollout. And now that the album has been out almost a month, it’s time to be reminded of its pure greatness. So today, Cursive have followed up on that excellent lead single with a bloody new video for you to sink your eyes into.
The video for “Life Savings” ratchets up the tension present in the song’s guitar and cello work, while capitalizing on the song’s lyrical themes. In it, we see some backpackers come across a man bleeding, which spirals into its own tale of gory greediness. The band teamed up with director Matt Hewitt, telling him to go as gory as he wanted. And the end result features, well, let’s just say there is a bit of dismemberment. Check it out below, unless you have a weak stomach.
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