Black Rock Candy, a rock quartet from Los Angeles, has a name that describes them perfectly – rock and roll with a sweet edge. The band takes their inspiration from the likes of Heart, Stone Temple Pilots, and The Runaways. all the while their music is written about events in their own lives, as well as the challenges they’ve met face on.
Latest release, ‘Trouble’, is just one such song, with the inspiration coming from a friend who had cheated on his girlfriend. The opening guitar riffs are gritty enough to command anyone’s attention, while the lyrics tell the story of betrayal. There’s a sweet irony to the track, which took the band in a different direction to what they were used to, and giving them a new sense of purpose; the person about whom the track was written really likes the song – but has no idea it’s about him.
The music video for ‘Trouble’ was shot at Break Room LA by cinematographer Eric Crain, and produced and directed by Alli Parra. It opens with a shot of the band as they get ready to perform. There’s a certain feeling of desolation and despair to the lyrics, and this is played out as well in the muted tones of the video. Elsewhere, the anger in the track is portrayed by red-filled scenes of the band smashing gear. ‘Trouble’ should be a cathartic experience for anyone who’s feeling betrayed.