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“DED” On The Screen & Soon On The Road

Continuing their rise to becoming one of Rock’s most promising newcomers, DED releases their new music video for their latest single “Kill Beautiful Things.” 

“‘Kill Beautiful Things’ is about the survival of compassion and love in the modern world,” shares frontman Joe Cotela. “And how you navigate the path of life to not succumb to the evils of humanity. Adopting a ‘fight fire with fire’ mentality. The song shines a light on our struggle to exist with a conscious mind and good intentions against an overwhelming current of negativity and strife. I don’t enjoy when I get pulled into the darkness of my mind, yet I cannot deny it strengthens me against becoming this person I don’t want to be. I do feel we all need to remind ourselves of the sacred place we come from to preserve our identity and remain on our path to our true destiny, as there are many false ones on detours along the way.”

The video was shot with director Marc Klasfeld in the woods of upstate New York while the world was in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those circumstances pushed DED out of their comfort zone and they were able to craft a dramatically different and visually impactful video that’s markedly unexpected. The clip was co-directed by In This Moment’s Maria Brink.

The song is also the first written with guitarist Alex Adamcik. Cotela wrote all the vocals in his car in an hour after hearing the rough demo sent over by Adamcik and bassist Kyle Koelsch. “It’s extraordinary when that happens and the magic all flows to you in a moment,” he recalls. “With all of those unique elements happening, I’m so pleased with the result of a fresh sound for this track and the message of the video.”

Capturing the attention of the Rock world, and the music industry as a whole, their debut album  Mis-An-Thrope racked up more than 25 million streams and spawned two Top 20 rock hits with “Anti-Everything” and “Remember the Enemy,” while “Hate Me” tallied 15 million streams across DSPs. Now, with he release of “Kill Beautiful Things” and other projects planned ahead, the band is preparing to go on tour this coming month alongside In This Moment and Black Veil Brides. DED’s sophomore full length will be announced in due course.

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