Starcrawler, a group of L.A. blood curdlers who have been stirring up hornet’s nests wherever they go have shared a brand new and frankly fucking brilliant new video for their track ‘Hollywood Ending’ that is so good we just had to show you. The track, taken their debut self-titled album was produced by Ryan Adams and has the marks of a band destined for great things.
The group, fronted by the enigmatic and impossibly unwatchable Arrow De Wilde, Starcrawler straddle the line between indie-punk and something a little darker so effortlessly that they have been quietly going about their business over 2018. Their business is creating an unstoppable name for themselves on the live circuit and taking the same energy and artistry over to their video content. The new clip for ‘Hollywood Ending’ keeps this same energy.
The video was directed by Gilbert Trejo. “Arrow and I almost started sowing the seeds for this video when we first met… one of the first things we bonded over was our shared love for old Hollywood… not ‘old Hollywood’ like Golden age 1940’s Cary Grant and movie stars Hollywood, but old Hollywood like, our parents’ generations and Weetzie Bat’s version… washed out hotels, and restaurants like TOI on sunset. We bonded over freeways and 1920’s apartments covered in Christmas lights. The Hollywood we both got dragged around felt magical at a young age. Freaks like my aunt Vicky, and Arrow’s uncle Jimmy (who stars as the spirit of Hollywood in the video)… John Doe and Exene’s Hollywood meets Tommy Lee and Bobby Brown’s. When we got the go ahead to make the Hollywood Ending video, we knew exactly what type of imagery we wanted to convey. We got to bring our own favourite disappearing neighbourhood back to life.”
Arrow adds: “This song to me shows a loss of innocence and the dramatic yet sometimes bitter ‘Hollywood ending’ to a first love. Everyone has to go through different Hollywood endings in their own lives, whether they’re good or bad. Sometimes it’s the Wizard Of Oz and you wake up from a crazy nightmare dream and you’re fine, or sometimes it’s Carnival of Souls where you’ve been dead all along.”
Take a look below.