Steampunk music videos don’t need to be filled with airships, derring-do, mad science and Tesla coils. Sometimes, the steampunk aesthetic sets not only a mood but a story as well. In Russia, the band Sea of Despair has a music video for their song “Lonely Coupe” (Одинокое Купе), telling of a woman separated from her husband who never shows up.
Here’s the video for “Lonely Coupe” from their latest album, “Covered with Ice: Music and Time”, out now.
The video is well shot and well lit, and full of lovely steampunk fashion and settings. The empty wintry railways are a particularly haunting setting for the mood in several of the shots. Romantic metal is a great genre to showcase the deeper stories and settings steampunk can offer.
The album by Sea of Despair entitled ‘Music and Time’ describes a tragic story about a married couple who are separated from each other by war. The young woman has to move to evacuation and her husband goes to struggle against the enemy. Before parting he presents to his wife a music box, a symbol of their love and fidelity. The next day they are to meet at the station to say goodbye to each other, but he doesn’t arrive. From that very moment the song begins to narrate what happens further.
Sea of Despair is working on a new album “Seven Sins”, due in 2014. Find out more information and become a fan at facebook.com/seaofdespair.
You can also hear more of their music at soundcloud.com/seaofdespair