Dave Heumann’s “Here In The Deep” Music Video Wants One More Day At The Pool

Cannon-ball straight into the deep end.

October 12, 2015

This new Dave Heumann video, "Here In The Deep," latest single from Arbouretum frontman, feels like a portal back to August on the east coast.


The Jay Buim-directed video shows the final rays of summer as seen through the closing of Baltimore's Druid Hill Park swimming pool: kids front-flip, jack-knife, and cannon-ball into cartoonish blue waters, while resident old heads catch rays on the pool-deck; there are locals cleaning up jogging paths, an ice-cream truck serving up the last towering sworls of soft-serve fort he season. Buim—who has previously worked with Future Islands and bougie balloon-animal artist Jeff Koons, among others—plays these sentimental images off one another, celebrating the community and summoning a wave of early-onset nostalgia.

As the sun sets, Heumann's lyrics seem haunted and pointed hovering over these splashy images. "This song began its life late at night in the depths of a wooded lake, stillness within and enormity surrounding," Heumann told The FADER. "It later awoke into a bright new space. Here amidst the pale cerulean, we see the soul of a city rise and bloom beneath a slowly descending sun."

Heumann's debut record Here in the Deep will feature production by John Parish (of PJ Harvey fame), as well as members of Wye Oak and Lower Dens. It's out October 16th on Thrill Jockey Records.

Dave Heumann’s “Here In The Deep” Music Video Wants One More Day At The Pool