In the ever-evolving landscape of electronic music, the Australian band Parralox stands out for their dedication to the synthesized wave-pop sound of the 1980s. Fronted by singer John von Ahlen and influenced by Depeche Mode, The Human League, and Pet Shop Boys, Parralox celebrates 15 years of musical creation with their latest single, "Tears of Faith," featuring Jane Badler, a down-tempo track that delves into the depths of shattered relationships and blind faith of reconciliation.
The single’s release is accompanied by a music video directed by Leanne Hanley, that tells the story of what happens when we seek out, cherish, and are ruined by the love that we cling to. In a thematically comedic narrative of Frankenstein and Reanimator, von Ahlen plays as a mad professor hell-bent on creating his perfect one-and-only. However, his creation doesn’t love him as much as he planned and shows her affection by giving him electric shocks and decapitations.
Both the lyrics and visuals for “Tears of Faith” forces us to face the ugly, unpredictable, and unavoidable aspects that exist within human love and madness.