The Video Explained: Toothless - 'Terra'


Who: Toothless is the project of Bombay Bicycle Club bassist,  Ed Nash.

About The Track: Toothless' debut single, 'Terra' looks upon dream-folk and sci-fi pop to orbit its listener into sublimity.

 The track is s released on 13 May through Transgressive/ParadYse Records on ltd. edition 7” vinyl/digitally. 'Terra' was self-produced and then mixed by acclaimed producer, Chris Coady (additional production by Jack Steadman).

The Video Explained: "One of the biggest reasons I wanted to release 'Terra' first was because of the possibilities with the video. The song’s loosely about the death of the sun which luckily lends itself to strong imagery. I sat down with Kit Monteith, who I’ve been working with to create all the visual stuff for Toothless to sketch out some ideas and I knew I wanted the video to have some really strong visuals rather then focussing on a story. We’re both massive fans of Melancholia and Tree of Life (in particular the middle scene for this project) which we thought had a similar feel to 'Terra', slow moving and cinematic, where the look of the film alone is enough to keep the viewer hooked. That was the starting point for the visuals.

So the idea was to make something that looks as good as those films on 1/1000th of the budget and ideally to not take several years! Full credit goes to the directors Joseph & Joseph for realising this vision. What I love most about what they’ve created is how ambiguous it is. Even I’m still trying to figure out exactly what all of it means." - Ed Nash.


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