American Idol season 8 alum, Allison Iraheta, and her band, Halo Circus, have released a new music video for their cover of the Duran Duran song, “Do You Believe in Shame?”
“Director Mazik Self’s idea for the video was based on his sense that Halo Circus has created our own little weird world, so his intention was to recreate it onscreen,” Allison told Yahoo Music where the video originally premiered. “Playing off of the Halo Circus rabbit logo, the viewer follows us down the rabbit hole to get a glimpse of our lives as a band. The song is our dark take on one of Duran Duran’s most beautiful and haunting tracks, and it’s a great introduction to the sound of our forthcoming debut album.”
Allison has recorded music for Skaist-Taylor, which is the fashion line co-founded by Duran Duran bassist John Taylor’s wife. Allison’s husband, and co-band member, Matthew Hager, worked on the band’s albums Red Carpet Massacre and All You Need Is Now and with Taylor on his solo material. The Halo Circus original song ”Something Special“ was co-written by John Taylor. The connection between the two bands is strong.
“Do You Believe in Love” was originally cut for Manimal Vinyl’s compilation Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran, an indie tribute that also included tracks by Moby and more. Halo Circus’ take on the 1989 pop tune is considerably darker and heavier than the original.
Watch Allison Iraheta and Halo Circus’ “Do You Believe in Shame” music video right here.