Skytown Brings It Home With "Through Circles" Music Video Teaser

By: Jura Daubenspeck

Oklahoma's Skytown tease their upcoming music video premiere.

Since their release of Outshine the Sun in September 2015, Skytown has been on the move and busy as ever. The Tulsa-grown acoustic alternative rock group, made up of Dale Crain (vocals/lead guitar), Tim Burress (acoustic guitar/vocals), Eliot Cooper (drums), Jason Ford (vocals, acoustic guitar), John Edens (electric guitar), and Dave Williams (bass), have been on the road, with no plans of stopping during the upcoming summer. 

They played Rocklahoma Madness 2015 (Pryor Creek, OK), ShamRock the Rose 2016 (Broken Arrow, OK), and various shows at the Vanguard (Tulsa, OK), Dixie Tavern (Tulsa, OK), Red Brick Bar (Norman, OK), and many others. They were listed as one of TouchTunes’ Breakout Bands and also had one of their songs, “Prizefighter” selected as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition 2015.

Skytown on the set of their new music video.

Skytown on the set of their new music video.

Outshine the Sun is a spectacular representation of the group’s variety, with some rock ballads, slower-paced tunes, and other hard-kicking hitters. With a vocal palate akin to rust, Dale serves as the storyteller, sharing various tales over solid drum and bass lines, clean guitar riffs, and accentuated electric guitar work.

Listen to Skytown’s Outshine the Sun:

Earlier this month, over the course of 9 days, the guys filmed their newest music video for the track “Through Circles.” The music video and short film are being directed by Joel Rekiel (BLDGBLKS Music Company). The video was shot in Tulsa, and they called upon fans via Facebook and personal text to come join in on the fun and be part of the video shoot and wrap party.

A shot from Skytown's recent music video shoot.

A shot from Skytown's recent music video shoot.

“Through Circles” is one of the more haunting songs off of this album, and as usual, the group does not disappoint in lyrical complexity, touching on topics not quite so obvious to the naked ear. I’ve found myself listening to this song on repeat, trying to figure out what it means. The song has a feel as if someone is reminiscing on a world that was burnt, left to be forgotten, with the remaining population are there to forge on with what’s endured. I dare to say, it hints at a post-apocalyptic world where, as they put it, “There’s a world of another life/And it is coming soon/‘cause we’ve all seen the Jekyll deep in Hyde.”

An eerie scene from the upcoming "Through Circles" music video.

An eerie scene from the upcoming "Through Circles" music video.

It’s one thing to read the lyrics that stuck out to me most, but I think you owe it to yourselves to listen to the song and conjure your own interpretation. And with a music video for “Through Circles” set to be released this summer, we will have a chance to see what Skytown concocted for our viewing pleasure. Check out the teaser for the music video below, and give the rest of the Outshine the Sun album a listen on Bandcamp, Spotify, and Soundcloud. You can also connect with Skytown on Facebook and their website to keep up to date on their latest happenings.

Watch the teaser for Skytown’s “Through Circles”:

-Jura

All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artists featured and those credited. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.