Ruckus favorite Death of Paris combines achingly gorgeous lyrics, stunning vocals (singer Jayna Doyle is an absolute treasure), and spot on instrumentation, and they're well on their way to being massive. Now they've done it again, this time bringing the pop heat with a gorgeous video for their blistering track "Give + Take".
"Give + Take" is about being resilient in the face of being blatantly taken advantage of, giving of yourself to help benefit someone because you care about them - only to have them continuously take and never give in return. This song explores the pivotal point where the person being used has had enough and walks away, but gets the best revenge in being able to say, "I told you so," when the other person realizes they are not as tough as they once thought.
Check out the video below, captured during an epic (and unexpectedly Mad Max style) battle of the bands:
Want a little insider info? We spoke to the band about the battle, and here's the scoop:
"We entered this battle of the bands but immediately got a weird vibe as soon as we pulled up. All the other bands wanted to fight us - we tried to talk them out of it, but then one of the other bands threw a mic stand at our drummer and it turned into a war zone. Our keyboardist broke his nose, I had this huge gash on my cheek, our guitarist almost lost a finger - it was a mess. But then we won! Best Battle of the Bands ever, we'll definitely be there again next year."