Ded have premiered a new video for their new song “Kill Beautiful Things.” The clip, which can be seen below, was co-directed by Marc Klasfeld and In This Moment frontwoman Maria Brink.
Singer Joe Cotela commented
“‘Kill Beautiful Things’ is about the survival of compassion and love in the modern world. And how you navigate the path of life to not succumb to the evils of humanity. Adopting a ‘fight fire with fire’ mentality. The song shines a light on our struggle to exist with a conscious mind and good intentions against an overwhelming current of negativity and strife.
I don’t enjoy when I get pulled into the darkness of my mind, yet I cannot deny it strengthens me against becoming this person I don’t want to be. I do feel we all need to remind ourselves of the sacred place we come from to preserve our identity and remain on our path to our true destiny, as there are many false ones on detours along the way.”
Notably, the track serves as the group’s first new music written with guitarist Alex Adamcik. Him and bassist Kyle Koelsch sent a rough demo of the song to Cotela, who wrote the lyrics while listening to it in his car. The vocalist said the following about that:
“It’s extraordinary when that happens and the magic all flows to you in a moment. With all of those unique elements happening, I’m so pleased with the result of a fresh sound for this track and the message of the video.”