If you’re anything like me, a good haunting melody is the perfect way to lose yourself in these festive times. Society Of The Silver Cross have us covered. “When You’re Gone” starts off slow, weaving the melody in before pausing and returning with a grander sense. This movement of complexity continues throughout, running like water as the vocals come in raw and gliding.
Joe Reineke and his partner Karyn Gold-Reineke bring their worlds together to create the lush sounds of Society of the Silver Cross. They have travelled in search of the perfect sounds and instrumentation. “When You’re Gone” is an example: using the autoharp to fill the space, building melancholy and relief at once.
The clip was co-directed by the band with Jenni Hensler and is shot primarily in black and white with bursts of colour complimenting the building of the score. Cinematic and with images laden with symbolism, this video is re-watchable and hypnotic. Be careful not to get lost.