The Band Explains: Folly Tree - 'My Emptiness' (Video)
Tel Aviv outfit Folly Tree talk us through the ideas behind their first official music video for 'My Emptiness'.
Taken from the band's debut album, 'Consolidate', 'My Emptiness' is an introverted and meditative blend of eerie contemplation and dreamy wonder, culminating in 3 minutes and 35 seconds of stirring, slow burning, indie folk.
Folly Tree Explains:
Where was the video for 'My Emptiness' filmed?
The video was shot in Israel, in the industrial part of a city called Bat- Yam.
How does the video compliment the song?
Adding a visual dimension to our music felt necessary. There is something cinematic about the whole album ('Consolidate') and we felt that adding the imagery will compliment it. The visuals in this video relate to our album's graphics and our whole visual language- geometrical shapes, materials and textures creating something rather abstract.
Any behind the scenes stories?
The initial idea took some turns. We had a plan of adding another dimension to the video, we tried to shoot a small model of room we built to compliment all the outdoor footage we've done, but after an 18 hour day of work we realised that's not gonna work for us this time.. :)
Tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
The song talks about the need to keep your "empty space" your own. What ever is there - loneliness, darkness, fear - they are all part of who you are and there's a need to keep that zone for yourself, without anybody penetrating it and taking it away. The idea I had as the songwriter was to demonstrate a woman (as myself) fighting for that space almost to the edge of madness. The bizarre elements are an equivalent to the character's internal world and battles.
What is the message the video is trying to convey?
The video tries to convey that battle to keep the personal space and internal world your own with all that it entails. Fighting for that purpose in different places, through different elements as the character does in the video. Also, we try to keep things slightly abstract to leave some place for imagination.
Interview feature by Karla Harris