Miami-alt rockers Alukard toy with Walt Disney's animation and Salvador Dalí in their latest video incarnation for "Doubtful Optimism." First started in 1946 and not completed until just a few years ago, the collaboration between two legendary artists seemed the perfect intermingling for the band's latest track.
In the song, they reflect on what up-and-coming musicians are currently going through, and the cost of accomplishing their goals--and it's all portrayed beautifully through a slinky, long-haired Disney-princess-like lead and her struggles within.
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"It's the band having fun while paying respect to great artists of the past," says Level, part vocalist, part rhythm guitarist." We came across the video a month ago from a 2006 small release from Disney called 'Disney Treasures.' We wrote a song recently and in the middle of recording it, the video played on a monitor and we saw how intensely accurate it was to the plot."
Alukard play an electronic set on Tuesday, May 4 at the Ivy Penthouse, 3159 Commodore Plaza. Show starts at 9 p.m. age 21 and up. 786-552-9993; theivyatthegrove.com