Trapdoor Social - Away

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Directed by Arie Hovenkamp

Trapdoor Social's soaring melodies and epic hooks play like celebration music, and maybe that's because bandmates Merritt Graves and Skylar Funk are here to save the world. Literally.

"We are both passionate advocates of sustainability, ever since we met in the Environmental Analysis program at Pomona College," says Funk. That commitment to sustainability and the precarious nature of the environment helped inform the immediacy of their debut EP Death Of A Friend last year. “Unfortunately, climate change has become a large source to draw from musically,” says Merritt. “We try to take our anxiety over it and transfer it into a sonic medium.”

Trapdoor Social make music on a grand scale, with massive choruses and swells that echo their influences Muse and Death Cab for Cutie (incidentally, Death Cab drummer Jason McGerr is featured on the EP).

In regards to the band's genre-hopping sensibilities, Merritt states, "I listen to a lot of classical and medieval choral music, and at least feeling-wise I think it’s starting to creep in to our latest stuff." A perfect example of that is the band's video for the single "Away." Playing like a hybrid of Workaholics meets LARPers (Live Action Role Players), "Away" perfectly captures the giddy and exhilarating world of Trapdoor Social.

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