Maybe it’s the quarter midlife crisis or breakup, but we all have gone through a phase of self-destruction where we optimize our hedonistic endeavors through drinking and partying ad nauseam. Aquilo’s latest video Kris Rimmer-directed video “Moving On” gives us the perfect portrait of such phase that feels guiltily familiar. The protagonist, played by Nathan Welsh, engages in his own self-saboteur modus operandi that involves constant drinking, cigarettes, and clubbing to fill an endless void. Hit play:
Speaking of the single & video, the duo shared:
“We started thinking about making a video for ‘Moving On’ during lockdown. It wasn’t the ideal time to make a music video, so we started thinking about how we could film our own that we could do while socially distancing, without needing a big crew.
Tom came up with this idea based on a SnorriCam that he’d picked up. It’s a camera rig which fixes onto an actor’s body and only shows their facial expressions. The rest of what’s happening around him is left up to the imagination. Once restrictions had eased we were able to shoot the video. Kris brought along Nathan, who played the part pretty much how we imagined. We even had a little cameo, but we’ll leave you to find that.
The whole concept of this EP is the four stages of a break-up with ‘Moving On’ being the last, so it made sense to have this dramatic accompaniment to tie it all off. Hope you enjoy it.”
“Moving On” is from Aquilo’s latest EP Sober, which is out now.
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