Video: Gambles, “So I Cry Out”

September 12, 2013

Gambles will release his debut LP, TRUST, October 1st via Secretly Canadian Distro. "So I Cry Out" is the album's most devastating song, a brutal coming of age story about singer Matthew Daniel Siskin and the girl he was set to marry. She got pregnant then lost the baby, the relationship unraveled, Siskin sings But if we had made what we tried to have, that boy or girl would have been so loved, had a dad. Siskin stars in the video with his current girlfriend Nola, licking her tears when they come. He says this about translating something so personal to YouTube, and the video's director Joe Wehner:

I just wanted to make something simple to pay respect to the story, but at the same time I knew I didn't want to tell the story too literally. Nola is my girlfriend, and luckily a tremendous actress. Joe Wehner is one of those rare people who instantly put you at ease—he wanted to collaborate, not control. What we were trying to do was vague, and relied on being honest. Not pushing too hard. We basically used Nola and myself as the story, the only planned shot was visiting a hospital. Everything else happened as we lived it, I was never acting. This was intense to create for so many reasons, I'm half scared half relieved to finally put this out there. I feel like I've been walking around with it for the past few years. Hopefully it puts things to rest for everyone else involved too.

This was a brand new process for me, editing everything alongside Joe, really just throwing things on a table and going at it. No rules, no ego. Joe was able to be in the room (shooting us) while still allowing Nola and I to be ourselves, and at times get very emotional with each other. It felt good to do something on such a small scale, it felt personal, the way it should. but at the same time, it felt like we were in our own world.

Gambles plays in Europe and the US in support of TRUST this fall. See dates:

9-25 Berlin, Germany - Berghain Kantine !
9/26: Hamburg, Germany, Reeperbahn Festival @ Pearls !
9/27: Nijmegen, Holland, @ Merleyn !
9/29: Paris, France La Mariquinerie w/Krystle Warren !
10-01 London, UK - Bush Hall !
10-02 Brighton, UK - The Haunt !
10-03 Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute !
10-07 Los Angeles, CA - School Night / Bardot @
10-11 Baltimore, MD - The Metro Gallery *
10-12 Brooklyn, NY - The Union Pool *
10-13 Boston, MA - Great Scott *
10-16 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle *
10-17 Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage *
10-18 Pittsburgh, PA - The Club Café *
10-20 Cincinnati, OH - The Northside Tavern *
10-22 Cleveland, OH - The Beachland Tavern *
10-23 Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick Lounge *
10-24 Milwaukee, WI - The Frequency *
10-25 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry *
10-26 Chicago, IL - Schubas *

! w/ Marques Toliver
@ w/ Jagwar Ma
* w/ Those Darlins

Posted: September 12, 2013
Video: Gambles, “So I Cry Out”