The new single from Melbourne alternative rockers Clove, 'Sober', comes from a dark space inspired by family illness and a bout of homesickness.
The band, who formed in 2016, have already shared stages with the likes of WAAX, Endless Heights and 50 Lions. "'Sober' was written in November 2017. I wrote the first words riding in a car down Brunswick Street on a rainy night out," singer Mark Jamieson says.
"I had just found out my Mum had breast cancer and I was missing her and my family and I wasn't handling the confusion of feelings very well."
Today, scenestr is amped to premiere the accompanying video for 'Sober'.
"The time after left me quite numb," continues Mark. "I did a fair bit of drinking and avoiding the topic. I felt distant from all the friendly and romantic relationships in those times, I felt hollow.
"But I wanted to feel the fear and the sadness with my family for my Mum... I think we did a good job at creating a sound and flow that portrays the mixture of feelings.
"I think ['Sober' is] something a little different in our set, a powerful song that I think people can relate to in regards to pain, fear and loneliness."
Clove play Adelaide Uni Bar 26 October with WAAX, Sleep Talk and Eliza & The Delusionals.