A lot of people probably don’t think about this, but the writers at FADER take the screenshots for all the music video posts you see on the front page. It’s a hidden joy, pausing clips to find the most emotive frame where Future puts his hand up funny or the lead singer looks really pretty. Halls’ video for “I Am Not Who You Want,” shot by Sebastian Nevols of the BBC’s Blue Planet, features five straight minutes of a rose, though it takes a minute to realize that’s what it is. Much like listening to the song, tracing streaks of color as they unravel around a single underwater flower is totally hypnotizing. It knocks you out, but it’s just staring at a rose. It’s just that one thing. Which on the one hand makes the unusually large number of screenshots I just took pretty crazy, obsessing over the best arrangement of colors, but also quite the testament to Nevols and Halls. Fragile EP comes out in January on The Sound of Sweet Nothing.
Video: Halls, “I Am Not Who You Want”
POSTED November 16, 2011 2:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO