MUSIC VIDEO: SHEARWATER’S “YOU AS YOU WERE”
Filmmaker and Filmmaker contributor Alix Lambert directed the new Shearwater video, which just went online. It’s from their new Animal Joy album, and, appropriately, there is animal imagery. I asked Alix about the origins of the video’s concept, and she emailed back:
When I first listened to the song, I just wrote down the lyrics that most jumped out at me. The bloody nose became a thread that I wanted to go through the film. Jonathan wanted to include Nicholas Kahn’s wonderful costumes, which I was thrilled about and from there I felt like there should be some kind of post-apocalyptic journey toward the ocean (shouldn’t there always be?). The great thing about making a music video (vs a feature narrative) is that there needs to be a nod toward a story — but a lot can be left mysterious.
Previously on the site, Alix interviewed this video’s d.p., Martina Radwan. Check out the video below.