We use music as a means to make some sense of the world around us.
And as we traverse perhaps the most chaotic moments in a generation, a Wisconsin band was able to move quickly — though deftly — and encapsulate its power.
Milwaukee’s SACRED this week released their video for “Berlin Wall.” It’s the first video from their latest album, “Myths & Monsters.”
More than encapsulate, the band was able to impart some macro-level meaning to these strange and unsettling times through lyrics, a powerful sound and a stunning array of visuals that are in some places historic and in many others, painfully fresh.
It leaves viewers with the message that while unsettling, these times may not be so strange, after all.
“Berlin Wall” speaks to the walls that divide us as humankind, internally and externally. Its video, created with the help of Eric Dolister Films, shows the parallels of dividing walls historic and current.
Its visual storytelling earns deeper appreciation in knowing just how quickly it was produced.
It takes us from Vietnam to the Berlin Wall’s collapse to the streets of Minneapolis and the unrest that’s still unfolding in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police.
“Myths & Monsters” is SACRED’s second album and was released in June.
SACRED was selected as one of NEXT2ROCK 2018’s top 15 nationwide rock bands by Cumulus Media & Big Machine Records.
They received 2018-2020 nominations for “Best Alternative Rock Artists” by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry.SACRED tours regionally, plays larger festivals like Summerfest and opened for national touring acts.
SACRED’s music can be found on all major streaming services.