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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.

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