Askok Kailath, aka ash.ØK, is no stranger to regular readers of EP, as we’ve written about his music on a number of occasions. The Pennsylvanian producer released his debut album, ‘The Unraveled’, back in 2017, whereupon he drew us in, tempting us to join him on his cinematic journey. His latest single, ‘We’ll Waste Away’, comes with a music video filmed in rural Kerala, in India.
Directed by Pumima Puri, with final editing by Rahi Patel, the music video for ‘We’ll Waste Away’, also depicts urban life, and took a guerilla approach to the film production techniques, resulting in it taking months to complete. The clip shows a young woman, a victim of attempted rape by two off-duty police officers, and narrowly escaping by stealing one of their guns. She returns home, and tells nobody. Later on her brother announces that he’s arranged for her to be married. She goes to meet the man, but immediately recognises him as one of those who attacked her. She decides enough is enough, and runs away, disappearing into the city, finding a new home in a convent, where she is accepted with open arms.
Proceeds from ‘We’ll Waste Away’ will be donated to the relief effort for victims of extreme flooding in Kerala. You can find out more information about ash.ØK online on his official website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Soundcloud.