Video: Active Child, “Johnny Belinda”

You Are All I See, Active Child’s album from last year, ultimately felt like it went under the radar a bit. There were a lot of great jams on it, including a duet with How To Dress Well, that was a daring and admirable move on the part of both artists. The whole record was tastefully produced, blending gorgeous twinkling harp with low bass rumbles. “Johnny Belinda” was a personal favorite, expertly synthesizing everything that made Active Child so interesting in the first place (that voice! the unwavering dedication to making the heaviest songs ever!). Now, there’s a beautifully-shot video to go with the track. Mostly it’s just Active Child’s Pat Grossi wandering through somewhere really lush and green as a storm rolls in. It feels like the perfect visual accompaniment.

POSTED July 3, 2012 12:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (6) TAGS: ,




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  2. Charlie G says:

    Definitely “under the radar” Pat Grossi is a musical genius and will get his just deserve. Well done and such an inspiration to people, like myself. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep going when you are under-appreciated, but Pat… you are appreciated, believe this. Thanks for this link Fader, you rock too.

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  4. Brenden F says:

    Wow, finally a film clip that compliments such beautiful evocative music. It was moving for me to see such imagery after discovering Active Child in the past months. I have played this song, Wilderness and other songs off the album whilst driving out to hike in such beautiful places here in Australia to do my photography. I took one of my favorite shots on such an occasion that had similar conditions of the sun breaching over the mountain in cloud, like in this video. It’s definitely refreshing to find that such amazing and unique music is still being created today.

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  6. alan mcmahon says:

    Beautiful song and video. Curious to know the locations of filming.