‘When You’re Gone’, from Society Of The Silver Cross, is a dark and mysterious song from an equally mysterious band. Featuring an equally intriguing video, it tantalises and entwines the listener, with its stirring strings and beguiling vocals.
The video for ‘When You’re Gone’ has been recorded on film, and co-directed by the band and Jenni Hensler, known for her work on music videos for Chelsea Wolfe, and Zola Jesus. The clip is hypnotic, the effect of which is added to by the fact it’s been shot partially in black and white, making use of positive and negative space.
Showing a woman through whose hands sands are sifted, the listener/viewer is compelled to consider the fragility of life: it’s like sand flowing through time – as the lyrics drawl, “we’re only here for a while/we’re only here for a day”.
You can find out more about Society Of The Silver Cross online from their official website.