Fancy a technicolour, psychedelic jump around? Yep, us too. Hang on, here’s just the thing. It’s Velvet Starings ‘There’s Nobody There’ video. It’s taken from the album Technicolour Shakedown, the debut album from 2021. Back in February the album had a vinyl release.
May 4, 2022 (Los Angeles, CA) — Following the release of the perpetual motion video for “Can’t Control” with its Billy Elliot-inspired narrative, LA-based VELVET STARLINGS return with their latest video “There’s Nobody There,” a psychedelic ruby-hued pastiche of performance, static visuals and over-saturated images. “There’s Nobody There” grasps at a darker psychedelic groove and track, anchored by Harrison-esque or Byrds-styled twelve string guitar riffs. Chronicling the isolation and loss of connection caused by the pandemic, the eerie ghostly vocal echo effects create an atmosphere that washes in the desperate feeling of emptiness of isolation.
“We shot the video for ‘There’s Nobody There’ at the height of the Covid-19 restrictions,” explains songwriter, recording wizard, singer, guitarist, keyboardist Christian Gisborne. “Half the scenes are videos of me and my guitar shot with my iPhone and a tripod at an abandoned park, under the freeway and in some empty bushes.”
Taking advantage of not only the cover of night but also the desolate environs that the quarantine afforded, they were able to capture the feeling of isolation perfectly. “We shot at 2am when there was quite literally ‘nobody there’,” he continues. “I think this song and video really captures the feeling of what it really was like during that era where we really didn’t know what was going on or where things would be in the coming months. The rest of the album has a very positive and outgoing sentiment however this track is rooted in the very real doom and gloom that was on our minds in late 2020.”