The Australian electronic pop band, Parralox, fronted by John von Ahlen, continues its mission to champion the synthesized wave pop sound of 1980s-era Depeche Mode, The Human League, and Pet Shop Boys. Its latest single, “Tears of Faith”, features vocals by Jane Badler and is a down-tempo electronic dance arrangement about broken relationships and the hope for reconciliation.
The visual was filmed in 2022 at Blue Tree Studios in Victoria, Australia. Its release was delayed due to the tragic, untimely death of Jane Badler's young son, musician and American Horror Story actor Harry Haines.
It proves well worth the wait, however, as the video is an eye-popping, incredibly beautiful piece of work that catapulps viewers into the 1980s with a classicly humorous Frankenstein tale of looking for love, finding it, and then being destroyed by it.
von Ahlen plays the role of a mad professor, intent on creating his perfect soul mate. Through the power of computers, A.I. and a little bit of magic, he manages to transmute a blank slate into the perfect female creation, played by Jane Badler. It is love at first sight, at least for the professor. Unfortunately, his new mate rejects him and begins zapping his body and brain with lasers and cuts his head off.
“It was a load of fun to film,” says von Ahlen, “especially the parts where Jane comes to life and has to kill me.” Jane, a well known actress who in addition to her work on V, has guest starred on One Life to Live and Fantasy Island, added a bit of improvising in the video. “She really took on the role of homicidal android with gusto! I made sure the plastic protector was on the saw, as it could have been lethal to my tender throat,” von Ahlen laughs.
“Tears of Faith” is the first single release from Parralox’s Genesis album. The album is reflective of the band's 15 year history as it is more mature than their previous work, especially in terms of its songwriting. The band no longer relies on stricly borrowing 80's music and beats. They have found their own style and are exhibiting their own unique perspective.
“Tears of Faith” is available on Apple Music, Amazon, and Spotify. Visit https://parralox.com.