The uplifting indie rocker's new video is tragically subversive
Sometimes loving someone leaves you with a sunken feeling.
Indie rocker Keel understands this feeling; in the stellar new video for latest single "Prison Walls," he seeks to explore the intricacies of this feeling in the most literal way possible: a couple attempting to get to each other find themselves sucked into a sandy depth. The uplifting track, which premiered on Clash back in February, has been getting attention for it's neat, melodic production. The U.K. songwriter has teamed up with award-winning director Ed Rigg for the haunting, tragic visuals.
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Luscious colors aside, the video is brilliant to watch for its comic subversion of couples coming together on the beach. He smiles at her from across the way, she bashfully looks at her dress, they begin to walk toward each other and, suddenly, they find themselves stuck. As the song progresses, the couple sinks into the sand until only their heads are visible, inches away from being completely engulfed by the sand. It veers on the comical when Keel himself appears and walks right past them, refusing to help.
Keel tells Popdust that the song was "about getting out of a long relationship and the difficulty of that. You're trying to hold onto good things, but with circumstances as they are it's too much to try and hold on." Watching the video, it becomes clear that this feeling of being stuck in a relationship you may not necessarily want to stay in can be as hard as finding yourself in a vat of quicksand.
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