Active since 2016, TRANK is a French rock band that mixes powerful alternative rock and new wave / cold wave inspirations.
After a debut EP titled “Midlife Noises”, available on major streaming platforms and in Digipack CD via www.trankmusic.com, the band is now back with a new music video for single, “Undress to Kill”!
On this new single and music video, the band comments:
“Undress to Kill is like most of TRANK’s songs. It’s about a pretty familiar theme – in this particular case, sex… – but from an unusual point of view. The title obviously refers to the phrase “Dress to Kill” and transposes it in the context of first-time sex between two people. “UN-dress to Kill” because the guy (of course) is obsessed with his own performance, to the point of paying less attention to his partner than his own ego, and finding himself incapable of enjoying what should be a wonderful moment of sharing.
We love to do that sort of thing in our songs. Shedding a new light on something that looks deceivingly simple but really has a paradox at the heart of it. The sort of paradoxes that life throws at you all the time, but so few songs actually talk about them. And we love to bring these paradoxes to life by means of extreme characters to drive the point home. In this case, the narrator in the song pushes his own ego-fuelled obsession with “performance” to the point of cold rage. Which we also love because it gives us an excuse to play the sort of music that TRANK really is about. It’s alternative rock, but it’s inspired by the flamboyance of modern metal and the dark sense of menace of post-punk.”
The band continues: “The music video of “Undress to Kill” was directed by our friend Alban Verneret. A talented boy who already has quite a track record with music videos and fashion photography! He works at a breathtaking speed: we shot three videos in less than a week with him!
Alban and the band came up with the notion that each of the three videos should be self-sufficient. But if you watch them back to back, they form a coherent story! The other two videos are “In Troubled Times” and “Bend or break”, two songs that earned us the opening parts of Deep Purple and Anthrax last year. Both songs, as well as “Undress to Kill”, will be on our first album!”