New York-based goth act Crimson Brûlée has just released the new video for their track, “Why I Wear Black” in support of the charity cause Goths for Sanctuaries (see more info below on this charity).
Here’s what vocalist/guitarist, Lapis Ahumada, says about the video: “The video was originally shot around 2 years ago, and of course we were planning on releasing it as a proper follow up to our first video for “I came back to you” which was received with much love. However, health issues with some members of the band held up the full finish of the video as well as recordings, and shows. So sadly, the video got pushed to the backburners.”
Then around September – October 2023 Shellee Turner (Goths for Sanctuaries) reached out and the band started talking about doing a special remix for her charity venture. The band decided to donate a special remix of “Why I wear black” to the good cause.
The remix itself was done by Lovers/Deceivers. “I was so blown away by the quality of the work that it inspired me to finish editing the video to help Shelle’s cause“, says Lapis Ahumada. “The video for the remix turned out a lot better than I had hoped for – which was great because I wanted to be a positive force in the “Goths for Sanctuaries” campaign. I was so happy with it in fact, that it inspired me to finish the video for the original song. I then jumped back on the horse and finished the video for “Why I wear black”.”
Crimson Brûlée video for “Why I wear Black”
You can check out the video here.
There will be another video release from Crimson Brûlée later this year and a new EP with more videos in 2024. “Why I Wear Black” is originally featured on the album “Tragica” released in December 2021. You can check it below on Bandcamp.
About Goths For Sanctuaries
Goths For Sanctuaries is a fundraiser for animal sanctuaries and rescues around the world. Animal sanctuaries and rescues struggled enormously during the pandemic with some even having to close their doors.
Shellee Turner explains: “Goths For Sanctuaries was born during the lockdown of 2020, out of a desire to bring the alternative community together, support the amazing bands and DJs that were keeping us all sane and to raise funds for animal sanctuaries & rescues around the world.”
With two festivals, an earthquake relief event and a co-curated album so far, they also organised a two-part festival in October and November 2023, with an accompanying charity compilation.
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