I normally just chuck the new videos up on facebook, twitter and g+ but this one deserves an article due to its subject matter. I’d also like to point out that it was initially debuted on SiriusXM Octoane’s facebook page, so you should check them out as well.
On Christmas Eve, 2012 a near fatal waterslide accident occurred, leaving a close friend of the band, Dan Graf, quadriplegic. With the offer of treatment, he has been working to achieve the medically impossible by learning to walk again. This film clip chronicles his determination, perseverance, and journey along “The Darkest Road”.
“If you spend your time always taking the easy way out, then you’ll learn nothing. You’ll gain nothing. You’ll never aspire to anything”, states bassist Blair Layt. “This song is an anthem to everyone out there struggling to make it over a serious hurdle in life, whatever that may be. Our friend Dan, he is an inspiration which we can all learn from by example… Keep your head up, one foot after the other, take The Darkest Road… and you’ll be a better person for it.”
The video was directed by Col Cadell, with footage of the band and Dan Graf shot in Australia, and Los Angeles, CA respectively.
The song for the video comes off their highly-anticipated sophomore album The Darkest Road which was released on October 7th.