Marianas Trench – “Fallout” [Music Video]
The music video for “Fallout” by Marianas Trench was released onto mtv.com today. The track originally appeared on their third full-length album, Ever After, which was released November 21, 2011. Marianas Trench is a Canadian pop-punk band from Vancouver, formed in 2001.
“Fallout” is a song about an uneven breakup. One partner is able to move on, but the speaker of the song is not. The video begins with a silent argument between the couple, which results in the girl handing over a key on chain and driving away. The music begins, and suddenly the protagonist sees explosions on the horizon. The bulk of the video is made up of shots of the girl with a new guy, the protagonist running from explosions, or the band playing while bombs burst behind them. The film work is simple, but more than sufficient.
The explosions are a fairly obvious reference to the song’s title. However they are also symbolic of the intensity of the break-up and the protagonist’s emotions, as well as the raw anger of lead singer Josh Ramsay’s voice. The video is below.