Eventually Epic Offers A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The “Grey” Music Video

Debarun Bhattacharjya, also known as Roon, and Sachin Premasuthan, who form the band Eventually Epic, talk about their recent single “Grey.” While the song is emotionally fulfilling, with visually captivating elements that evoke a diverse range of emotions, the accompanying music video captures the essence of a nostalgic exploration of a past relationship against the backdrop of the abandoned streets of New York City.

The musicians reveal that “Grey” had its origins back in Roon’s high-school days when he began teaching himself the guitar using basic chords. The song’s inspiration stemmed from the very first line of a poem written by Roon’s sister, who is the author and activist; Manjima Bhattacharjya. It was during this period that the artist also discovered his love for suspended chord arpeggios while playing along to Suzanne Vega’s “Luka.”

They further mentioned that years later, as a graduate student at Stanford University, Roon completed an acoustic version of the track and performed it live for the first time with Sachin. The song aims to convey a feeling of pensive longing and yearning through its use of simple, universal lyrics, haunting vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar arpeggios, and carefully curated surreal instrumental sounds.

Eventually Epic also spoke about the music video, stating that “the unique interpretive dance was choreographed and performed by Jillian Linkowski and Razvan Stoian from Battery Dance. They did a great job capturing the heartbreak of a couple who aren’t over their past relationship. The concept and direction is by Barry Steele, who had some wonderfully creative ideas such as using a noticeably desolate New York City as the backdrop, and interspersed color with black and white visuals to convey a sense of nostalgia.”

Playing around with different genres, ranging from classic rock to contemporary pop, and even Bollywood tunes and Indian folk/fusion, Eventually Epic has become known for their dynamic stage presence, with live shows that are full of raw energy and excitement. Following “Grey,” the band is gearing up for the release of their debut album this April and has several performances scheduled throughout the year.

Watch the official music video for “Grey” below:

Listen to “Grey” here: