Almost a year ago to the day I left work one night and headed over to Munaf’s house to hear Explosions in the Sky‘s newly recorded record Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. They had expressed an interest in having friends make some music videos for them and as an old friend and a fan I was invited into this fold. But more importantly I was just excited to hear what they had come up with. Their music has always been evocative and there’s nothing better for me than to put on an explosions record and daydream. I’ve written entire scripts inspired by one moment in an explosions song. As I sat down and the record began my mind immediately raced away. Each song took me to another world and stirred up a number of ideas and feelings. Then track four came on (at the time there were no song titles), and I immediately saw this creature lost on earth. As the song unfolded so did the story, I just watched it. It made me remember the fears of growing up, of feeling like an outcast in a small town, of being lonely, of wanting to be a kid again, and of being in love. A couple of months later a few friends and myself went out and over a month we filmed it. It’s homemade, personal, and like the band’s music, heartfelt. I hope you enjoy. You can view the video here.
Be Comfortable Creature,