Definitely a far more chipper tune than the Music section is used to hosting, Delta Rae‘s video for “Dance In The Graveyards” is no less horror-inspired. As a matter of fact, it might even be a bit more creepy and atmospheric than a lot of the stuff that comes up here! The song comes off of the band’s debut album Carry The Fire (iTunes).
Band member Ian Holljes states, “These past few years have been the first of my life when I’ve lost people who were really close to me. The death of one of my closest friends as well as a mentor with whom I lived with left a really strong impression with me and inspired this song. These people were wonderful parts of my life. For me, they’re not resting in peace. They remain vivid, important influences in my life. They still move me, and in so many ways I’m still dancing with their spirits and the memories they left behind. The song reflects both my personal attitude towards dying, but also how I want to remember the people I love who have passed on.”
“When it came time to shoot a video for the song, we wanted to pay homage to Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday whose rituals treat death with a similar celebratory feeling as the song — remembering the dead as vibrant and real — and create a story where the dead and the living are reunited to dance together once more.”
Check out the video below.