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Starcrawler's 'Hollywood Ending' Video Is Packed With Drama

Clash Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Starcrawler's 'Hollywood Ending' Video Is Packed With DramaA toast to the magic of early Hollywood...

It's been almost a year - pretty much exactly, in fact - since *Starcrawler* released their debut album.

Lauded by Garbage icon Shirley Manson, the band's extended live commitments included a spell on the road with proto-punk outfit MC50.

Returning to the studio, 'Hollywood Ending' feels bigger, more confident, more righteous perhaps than their full length.

Produced by Ryan Adams and mixed by Nick Launay, it's out now with Gilbert Trejo helping to bring the music to life in the accompanying video.

Director Gilbert Trejo says:

Arrow and I almost started sowing the seeds for this video when we first met... one of the first things we bonded over was our shared love for old Hollywood... not old Hollywood like Golden age 1940’s Cary Grant and movie stars Hollywood, but old Hollywood like, our parents’ generations and Weetzie Bat’s version... washed out hotels, and restaurants like TOI on sunset.

We bonded over freeways and 1920’s apartments covered in Christmas lights. The Hollywood we both got dragged around felt magical at a young age. Freaks like my aunt Vicky, and Arrow’s uncle Jimmy (who stars as the spirit of Hollywood in the video)… John Doe and Exene’s Hollywood meets Tommy Lee and Bobby Brown’s. When we got the go ahead to make the 'Hollywood Ending' video, we knew exactly what type of imagery we wanted to convey. We got to bring our own favourite disappearing neighborhood back to life.

Lead singer Arrow de Wilde opens up a little about the song itself:

This song to me shows a loss of innocence and the dramatic yet sometimes bitter 'Hollywood Ending' to a first love. Everyone has to go through different Hollywood endings in their own lives, whether they’re good or bad. Sometimes it’s the Wizard Of Oz and you wake up from a crazy nightmare dream and you’re fine, or sometimes it’s Carnival of Souls where you’ve been dead all along.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: *Autumn De Wilde*

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