Written and mixed by lead singer Charlie Powlett and mastered by Forrester Savell (Animals As Leaders, Karnivool), ‘Patting The Black Dog’ fuses brooding lyricism and an impassioned vocal performance with modulated, heavy grooves, resulting in one of the band’s most concise offerings to date. The single is also backed with a visually stimulated music video directed by Dave Hunter of Band Factory Digital Media and fellow prog-metallers Circle, who Ebonivory are supporting on the road next month for the Circles tour.
In a statement accompanying the music video, Charlie Powlett broke down the inspiration behind the song, stating that “Patting the Black Dog is a dialogue between the past and present self; a personal reflection on how our current circumstances can significantly shape our perception of the future. More often than not, we define ourselves by our, and other’s successes. But, Patting the Black Dog proves to be a cathartic anthem of acceptance that yearns to demonstrate that all experiences, positive or negative, should be equally valued whilst playfully pulling the rug from beneath depression’s feet.”
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