Tunis, Tunisia: local metal-infused rock outfit Persona have released the second music video from their 2016 debut album Elusive Reflection today, this time featuring the track ‘Somebody Else’. The previous video appeared in 2015 as a conceptual precursor to the album, featuring the track ‘Blinded’.
Visually, and stylistically, this video for ‘Somebody Else’ has taken a very different approach than ‘Blinded’. Additionally, the band were largely self-reliant in the completion of the video with vocalist Jelena Dobric doing the edit herself, and guitarist Melik Melek Khelifa assisting with the special effects.
“This song is about being oneself as opposed to being a shadow/replica of others. We tried to portray that abstractly with dark silhouettes instead of band members – the only exception being Jelena.” ~ Melik Melek Khelifa (guitar, Persona)
Persona report a great response to Elusive Reflection so far, telling us that fans have emerged on all six continents with orders coming in from far off and unexpected places. Although the band has now released a second video from Elusive Reflection, they are not relying on placing all of their ambitions into just the debut album.
“We are already working on the second album, and at this point all I know is that it’s going to be heavier and darker.” ~ Melik Melek Khelifa
The band clearly mean business, and as if to emphasize that fact, have also launched their new website this week.