The first time I remember crying while watching a movie was at the end My Dog Skip. The dog doesn't even die on screen. The last shot is him resting on a bed, and there's a sappy voiceover from the narrator ("I received a trans-atlantic call one day. "Skip died"). I was 10 years old, and I lost it. Few things are more gut-wrenching than watching a pet die, and Australian rock band Little May know that. The new video for "Dust"—a fast-strummed, sweetly harmonized song from the trio's self-titled EP—is kind of brutal; it tells the story of a young woman grieving after the death of her dog. "We are huge dog lovers," the band writes over e-mail. "We were intrigued by the concept of how we, as viewers, are often more affected by the loss of an animal than of a human on screen. We wanted to explore the power in this." It ends on an uplifting note: fireworks light up a night sky. Still a bit of a bummer, though. Little May is out October 14th on Capitol.
Watch Sydney Trio Little May’s Tearjerker “Dust” Video
Their self-titled EP is out October 14th.
September 18, 2014