Dying Man is from The King Dukes’ forthcoming “Numb Tongues” album, available now for pre-order here.
by Walter Price
Again, the GTC is honored to premiere the latest video from The King Dukes’ much-anticipated album, ‘Numb Tongues’.
“Dying Man”, a jazzy R&B track lamenting on the kind of heartache that can bring you to the edge of extinction. Subsequently, the accompanying noir film, again, directed by Michael Sides, (who helmed the British soul outfit’s previous video, “I Gotta Go”), is dark imagery that’s uniquely Sides. Yet it does have stylistic elements bearing comparison to what Mark Romanek did with Fiona Apple’s “Criminal” as well as cuts that could have been gleaned from Jim Jarmusch’s playbook, The story here, filmed in black and white, is an unfolding drama depicted by symbolic restraint, misery, and brutality. Characterizing the consequences of the all too familiar soul-destroying yearning and hopes of salvation.
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Directed by Michael Sides
The King Dukes Are: Marc Griffiths – Guitar / Vocals; Dan Clibery – Drums; Mandrake Fantastico – Bass; Henry Slim – Harmonica/Hammond Organ; Joss Murray – Trumpet; Rebecca Sneddon – Tenor Sax; Sarah Loveday-Drury – Trombone; April Jackson – Vocals