Eros and the Eschaton, “Helicopter”

Post Author: Meredith Schneider
Growing up, did you have a helicopter parent? (i.e. a “hover mother,” or other term of endearment for someone who spent a lot of time doting upon you?) Same here. But it’s cool – we turned out fine – and, thankfully, that’s not what this video is about. Colorado Springs’ pop rock collective Eros and the Eschaton – the duo of Kate Perdoni and Adam Hawkins that expanded to include Alex Koshak, Ryan Spradlin, and Mitch Macura – debuts the new video for their track “Helicopter”, and we’ve got the exclusive.
Blank space, a fly crawling across it. A time lapse of a blue sky, with illustrations of helicopters in almost stop motion form carrying bones across the space. It’s only when Kate sings the morbid but beautiful lyric “I have written about the end / How your life is going to be a great sweep of many colors and your body will be dead on the ocean floor” that a gorgeous cacophony of vibrant color makes its way onto the screen in a scattering of flowers. As the song continues, layers of illustrations – set on the background like paper dolls – appear, showing the ocean floor, a figure swapping between a woman and a skeleton, the band projected performing on a television in black and white with a skeletal head sitting in an armchair watching them, and many more.
This video is simply a magical work of art, utilizing both the abstract and the literal, as well as additional concepts that aren’t often observed in the video landscape. We don’t know about you, but we think it’s the perfect way to bring the incredible rock song that is “Helicopter” to life.
Tour Dates
10/12 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop
10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ C’mon Everybody
10/16 – Ames, IA @ DG’s Taphouse

Weight Of Matter is available now. If you haven’t caught Eros and the Eschaton in concert, it’s time to do so. We got a taste of their live performance recently, and it’s nothing short of magical.