Exclusive: Design the Skyline Premiere “Break Free From Your Life” Video

Metal-electronica crossover group Design the Skyline released their debut, Nevaeh (Victory), earlier this month. Now they’re debuting the video for the song “Break Free From Your Life.” Frontman Eric Azure fills us in on the video below. Let us know what you think of it.

REVOLVER What was the recording process of the song like?
ERIC AZURE This was a collaborative effort. We definitely wanted to expand our songs and go  into more of a poppy sound. This was about not putting any limits on yourself or anything around you, not letting negative things bring you down.

How did the concept of the music video come to be?
Believe it or not, we were inspired by Linkin Park and Justin Timberlake videos, specifically. This video turned out exactly how we wanted it to. It matches the music really well which is what we were going for. The crazy colors and shapes converts all of our energies to a visual picture. For this video, we wanted to go all out – we wanted more effects to make it as abstract and intangible as possible.

What appealed to you about the director of the music video?

Scott Hansen was really great; he did other Victory bands which is what drew us to him in the first place. He had some really cool ideas. We wanted to do something futuristic and modern. I think that really comes through with this video.

What do you want people who watch this video to walk away knowing about Design the Skyline?

We want people to know that we’re really open-minded artists that don’t have any limits, musically or otherwise. The message of this song is a good one. We want it to inspire people in the end.


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  • Brootalkidd

    This video sucks, re-make it and make it epic like Surrounded was.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cubine David Cubine

      surrounded by silence was one of the worst music videos i’ve ever seen. at least this is tolerable.

  • Randy Marsh

    why is this band in this METAL website..for shame Revolver..

  • Randy Marsh

    why is this band in this METAL website..for shame Revolver..

  • Andjusticeforall

    this is terrible. absolute rubbish. the fact that there are legitimate, established bands touring, with no label, that deserve the recognition, don’t get it and these shit heads do.. is unbelievable to me. this interview is garbage, not b/c it’s poorly written, but b/c the kid is straight up retarded. anybody want to make a bet on if they tour? and then if they do how unsuccessful it will be? victory… you’ve fallen a long way since silverstein, streelight, bayside, grave maker, and the sleeping. tragic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Metallica1 Richie Khan

    I lost all my respect for this magazine

  • Kami-kaze

    worst song ever…this video only hides how ugly those kids are…like come on…who sits at home around with his buddies talkig about music and come up with this shit…there is no way…its probably victory records itselft giving them the notes and lyrics.

    • guest45768503

      nope they live in my town  they are even on the jukebox at our pool place slick willies

    • guest5876939374

      they clearly wrote it themselves give them the credit not victory record they just signed them…

      • Guest2121211

        they suck balls

    • Ericmontoya41

      many musicians sit around and talk about music and come up with something… i don’t see where you were going with that..

  • Take a Hint

    At first I was like oh wow maybe they do have something to offer then the screamer opened his mouth and all that promise was gone. Musically they can do something, but I think they are so intent on being heavy that they are losing the music they are trying to create.

  • a1staek

    Looks like I’m Unsubscribing from Revolver

  • Thismagsucks

    I’ll have to remind myself to cancel my subscription to revolver 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Rodin/1017206421 Justin Rodin

    Wellll, congratulations Revolver I have zero respect for you now!