Simplicity is an art-form often not wielded to its full potential, with many often afraid to be seen artistically lacking or overly complex. But in a beautiful setting of art-imitating-life, Brisbane art rockers Moreton have brought vulnerability to life in subtle fashion with their brand new music video for their recent tune See Yourself (which also features Irish heartbreaker James Vincent McMorrow).
A swooning, wistful tune that simultaneously broods and hopes with its soft synths, heady guitars and fluid vocals, See Yourself lyrically peeks at the confronting issue of letting a new love witness your vulnerability for the first time, and hoping that they'll still stay regardless. And while these concepts are somewhat universal, there's a piercing narrative in the track that extends beyond the song itself and into the visual world: the struggle of mental health, self-acceptance and the stigma of concealing our struggles from the world, as lead singer Georgia James Fairfield explains:"The spirit of the song is about both self-acceptance and showing compassion to others. We wanted to show the extraordinariness of ordinary people, simply by presenting them as they are - beautiful, nervous and vulnerable for the camera...Shooting on film comes with limitations that meant the shoot was very instinctive and short, and that's part of film's vibrancy beyond the aesthetic of the medium."
Shot entirely on 16mm film and featuring a small host of people who volunteered to sit for the camera, the clip for See Yourself is an engrossing experience, ingenious in its simplicity and allowing the authentic visuals complement the soft and moody tones. It's little wonder See Yourself has already found itself cracking half a million streams in its short existence - there's just something about Moreton and their beguiling ways, and their newest visual outing is the icing on top of an extremely delightful sonic cake.
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BY TIANA SPETER