George Gretton Explores Claustrophobia In New Video “Grey/Blue”


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UK artist George Gretton captures the dark, sheltering nature of claustrophobia in new video “Grey/Blue.” The song itself is a gorgeously heart-breaking piece where George breaks down the intense emotions of loneliness, fear, and self-acceptance into digestible melodic chunks. With blooming beats and airy choruses, “Grey/Blue” is a melancholic piece that is also drenched with hope:

On the video, George shared:

“We wanted this to be pretty surreal and empty, exploring themes of mental claustrophobia and self-acceptance. I knew straight away that I wanted to shoot in London at night, mainly because there are so many locations that are usually horribly busy but are weirdly peaceful after dark.

For me, duality and contrast are consistent themes throughout the lyrics and video. They’re everywhere, from being locked inside through the day and free at night, to exploring artificial and futuristic-looking city through the lens of an old film camera, to living through the good times and shit times, to skies being grey or blue.

Imogen (director) and Simon (DoP) did a crazy job with bringing that emptiness to moving image. They both made my last video with me [“Tread Water”] and I’ll always be grateful for their patience and brilliance.”

George will be playing two headline shows across UK in the upcoming days:

11/26 – The Bodega (Nottingham, UK)

11/28 – The Courtyard Theatre (London, UK)