South London vocalist Caswell has shared the full video for her new single Surface'.
The songwriter's deft neo-soul flavours offer a supple alt-pop vision, one that carries rich depths in both its production and her astute lyricism.
A BRIT School graduate, her new EP 'Blindside' is a work of real maturity, her deft touch bringing out colour and nuance in every single note.
'Surface' is a real stand out on the EP, with Caswell working alongside director David Yorke on the clip. He explains:
“Caswell and I discussed the concept very early on in the process, I wanted to make something very pure and explore environments in a different and unique way by bringing environment to life in the form of weird and wonderful creatures.”
'Weird and wonderful' it most certainly is, a wonderful dive into the imagination that uses curious visual effects to bring out unseen hues in Caswell's work.
She adds: “Around the time I wrote this song I remember watching The OA on Netflix. In the show they had this powerful sequence of movements which was created as a way in which to break barriers down between worlds and ascend dimensions. When I first listened to the demos of 'Surface' I would envisage similar movements and this was one of the main elements I wanted included in the video when me and David first discussed ideas.
"'Surface' lyrically to me is about being able to reach your full potential by rising up from an emotionally dark place, and isn’t so much about romantic love as it is about self-love and the strength in connecting with others. The concept of the video mirrors this in that I am Mother Nature summoning her children/elements (a tree, stone and water), and we are one whole once united. The video starts with an extended intro of my ‘siren-song’ call that awakes them, and throughout the video they make their journey back to my side.”
Tune in now.
'Blindside' EP is out now.
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