Amen Dunes Releases Poignant "Believe" Music Video

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Amen Dunes Releases Poignant "Believe" Music Video

Amen Dunes’ latest release, the raw and intimate Freedom, leaps into the depths of relationships as experienced by Damon McMahon (the man behind Amen Dunes). A music video for “Believe” has just been released that visually explores mortality and relationships with the women in his life.

The music video (dir. Steven Brahms) includes home videos, conveying the quick passage of time as we see a clip of a young boy, presumably McMahon, lying on the ground switch to a scene of adult McMahon lying on the ground—the lyrics “when I was a kid I was afraid to die” resonate through the images. McMahon’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the beginning of recording Freedom, and so one of the video’s most poignant moments is a home video in a graveyard where a boy is standing with his mother. The voice behind the camera belongs to another young boy, who says, “There’s mom, say hi mom,” and the woman turns and waves. The video ends with the same clip, but the audio is blocked out of the video and as the image crackles away, the wave becomes a goodbye.

Paste named Freedom one of the 20 best albums of 2018 (so far). You can watch the video for “Believe” off that record below and find Amen Dunes’ tour dates further down.

Amen Dunes Tour Dates:

June
23 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel ^

August
09 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Troubadour
11 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Outside Lands
13 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
14 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Fox Cabaret
15 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
17 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge
18 – Denver, Colo. @ Globe Hall
20 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th St. Entry
21 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
23 – Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern
24 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bar Le Ritz
25 – Pine Plains, N.Y. @ Huichica East Festival
26 – Boston, Mass. @ The Sinclair
30 – Sept. 2 – Dorset, U.K. @ End of the Road Festival

September
03 – London, U.K. @ London Underground *
05 – Manchester, U.K. @ Gorilla *
06 – Bristol, U.K. @ Thekla *
07 – Portmeirion, U.K. @ Festival No. 6
09 – Gent, Belgium @ DOK Arena
10 – Nieuw-Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord
13 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen Klubb
14 – Oslo, Norway @ Ingensteds
15 – Göteborg, Sweden @ Pustervik
17 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
18 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Meet Factory
19 – Vienna, Austria @ WUK
21 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik
22 – Bologna, Italy @ Covo
24 – Barcelona, Spain @ LA2
25 – Madrid, Spain @ Copernico

(^ = w/ US Girls)
(* = w/ Cut Worms)

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