Thirty Cent Fare Shares "Counts for Nothing" Video
The track comes from the Toronto songwriter's debut EP 'Time to Waste Away'
Published Dec 14, 2020Toronto musician Scott Downes has lent his talents to a variety of different projects over the years, including shoegazers Iris, hardcore-adjacent Chastity and art popster Nicole Dollanganger. With his new project, Thirty Cent Fare, Downes has turned his focus on the many facets of alt-rock. He dropped his debut EP, Time to Waste Away, on Acrobat Unstable Records in November, and now he's released a new video for EP track "Counts for Nothing."
The song is driven by some upbeat acoustic guitars, accented by hazy vocals and muscular riffs. The video furthers this lighthearted yet wistful approach, cutting footage of trees, skies and wildlife with arty clips of Downes playing guitar.
In a statement, video co-director Kam Barron said, "'Counts for Nothing' is a song about class struggle, something that many of us are currently facing. The video is sort of a juxtaposition to the song, really. Despite the austerity and uncertainty that the working class face, the world is full of beauty, and I find solace in that."
Watch the "Counts for Nothing" video below.