Remember all those music videos from the early 90s with singers and bands in hazy, flowery atmospheres? Blind Lemon? The Lemonheads? The Posies? They almost always had the band hanging out in picturesque fields seen through fisheye lenses and dappled lighting. Likewise enamored with spooky moods, Sahra Motalebi describes her new Brett Milspaw-directed video for "Secret", from her forthcoming Tender Mortal Means EP, as "an unidentified 80s/90s melange." But it's no blank imitation—she updates the dappled look with crystallized fade outs, muted shades of pink and green, all a nice parallel to such a lush song.
October 17, 2008