Swedish post-metal band Cult Of Luna has released a haunting video for “Passing Through”, the final track on their latest album Vertikal. Filmed in sub-zero temperatures at the Säter mental hospital in Sweden (which was been closed since the ’60’s but was once a location where the mentally ill were routinely castrated and lobotomized), the Markus Lundqvist-directed video shows a young girl roaming the abandoned, decrepit halls and seeing the frozen statues of her family.
Guitarist Fredrik Kihlberg who sings the song comments “When we decided to start writing a new COL album and talked about which direction we wanted to go, this was actually the first idea that came to my head. I had this phrase – time is passing me by – in my head, going on repeat, and I thought and I should try to make something out of it. It’s a simple phrase but at the same time a powerful and overwhelming feeling. We wanted this to be a beautiful but at the same time intimidating song.”
“You can hear the sensitivity in his voice – just listen and you can hear what he’s communicating. You can feel it. It’s the most honest song I’ve ever heard,” commented vocalist and guitarist Johannes Persson.
You can watch the video below.