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Arliston's "451": A Mesmerizing Dive into a Dystopian Future with a Vintage VHS-Filmed Music Video




Set to the backdrop of a captivating 7/8 time signature, Arliston's latest release, "451," is an immersive journey into a dystopian future inspired by Ray Bradbury’s 'Fahrenheit 451'. The London-based band's signature blend of alt-folk and indie-folk finds new life through a unique fusion of soft rock grooves, jazz-inspired moments, and a refreshing splash of experimental pop.


"451" succeeds not only in its hypnotic musical composition but also in the creative way it weaves a narrative. The evocative lyrics paint a vivid picture of a future where "everything is just a little off," bringing Bradbury's world to life in a way that's both exhilarating and thought-provoking. The result is an edgy, catchy tune that's sure to stick with listeners long after the last note fades away.


Further enhancing the theme of "451" is the music video, which the band filmed using vintage VHS camcorders and a 1960s cathode ray-tube TV. The use of this outdated technology helps to reinforce the nostalgic undertones of the track while simultaneously adding a quirky, modern twist. However, as the band learned, creating this atmosphere was not without its challenges. As frontman Jack confessed, "we had no idea how hard it would be to burn 8ft tall plywood numbers! I realize now that arson requires serious talent.”


Following their previous single “Pisco Sours,” which received support from a multitude of outlets, "451" sets high expectations for Arliston’s forthcoming EP set for release in July 2023. If this track is any indication, fans are in for a treat of innovative music that pushes boundaries and stimulates the imagination.




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