Deftones Release Music Video For New Single ‘Ohms’

After a week filled with cryptic teasers, Deftones finally announced their highly anticipated ninth album, Ohms. Now, they’ve released the music video for the title track.

Directed by Rafatoon, the haunting video features two otherworldly figures walking through an apocalyptic wasteland. They pass through desolate areas and cities ravaged by destruction before they finally meet at the end. Watch it below.

Speaking about the song to NME, frontman Chino Moreno said  “As the last song on the record, it’s kind of sung in retrospect – it’s looking back not just at the batch of songs that come before it, but our lives and our surroundings. The verses are reflecting, but the chorus kind of says, ‘Yes this, but this‘ – it’s saying that time will change with the decisions we make. It’s a question and an answer.”

He continued: “The very first line of the song is ‘We’re surrounded by debris of the past’. That’s not directly about one thing. It could be about an experience or a relationship, but honestly in my mind I was thinking about the environment, the world and the Earth. The chorus is saying that we’re going to remain here together and nothing’s going to change that. It’s a dichotomy of reflecting on negative things, but coming out of it optimistic.”

Deftones’ new album, Ohms, comes out September 25th via Warner. Pre-order a copy here.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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