The Band Explains: Captain Casanova - 'Futures' (Video)



Aarhus, Denmark based three-piece Captain Casanova channel grunge-infused garage rock on their latest offering 'Futures' and whilst the chorus feels bright and uplifting, the message behind the song takes on a more sombre note. We speak to the band to find out more about the ideas behind the song and video.


The Band Explains
 Where was the video filmed?
Most of the old home movies were shot around Denmark, mainly the part that I (Rasmus) grew up in, which is a rural area in Jutland. The sledding-video was shot on the outskirts of Aarhus, where we're from.

How does the video compliment the song ?
The song is a goodbye to the son of Rasmus' former girlfriend (not his own son btw) and also deals with the realisation that nothing lasts forever.
That thought is something naive we carry from childhood and it's frustrating to grow up and loose that naive approach. The video is an attempt to hold on to that nativity and childhood.
We wanted to make it happy, since the song itself is sad.
- Your future is what you make it out to be.

Any behind the scenes stories?
There's a lot of "symbols" hidden around the video, that can be hard to spot, but if you pay attention it's possible. It would be a shame to mention them here ;)

Tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
It's actually pretty obvious imaginary - old home movies of a childhood mixed with three guys out chasing it in the snow.

What is the message the video is trying to convey?

It's portraying an attempt of trying to hold onto your childhood, but also showing that you will also never really loose it if you just choose not to.
The symbolic connection to the song itself is that I (Rasmus) know that I've lost the son of my ex-girlfriend - he is symbolised via the old home-movies (the child / the childhood). I was fighting a battle between frustration and acceptance that my close connection to him wouldn't last forever - that "fight" is symbolised via chaotic clips of the three of us sledding - crashing and "battling" but still having fun trying to hold on to our childhood.
I wanted the video to have a an uplifting feel, because you pave your own way in life. It's good to give in to feelings of sadness, but you have to also look forward and don't linger to the point where you're hindering your future happiness. No one will benefit from that.

Interview feature by Karla Harris

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