The Band Explains: Western Scene - 'Going Back'

Indie pop rock outfit Western Scene talk us through their lyric video, 'Going Back' created by Emily Wilder and comprised entirely of images from Google Street View.
'Going Back' makes use of simple yet emotive lyrics and breezy, upbeat guitar hooks leaving its listener feeling emotionally windswept, caught between optimistic arrangements and solemn nostalgia. Western Scene will be releasing more singles leading up to a full album in Fall 2017.

Western Scene Explains:
Where was the video for 'Going Back' filmed?
The video was filmed in locations all over the world, some of them we have no idea where. The idea that you can instantly teleport to places around the world is fascinating, its important to remember that.

How does the video compliment the song ?
The song 'Going Back' is about pushing forward and exploring the unknown without being chained to the past. The idea behind the video is to meld together images that, when put together, represent the adventure awaiting us if we can just not hold back.

Any behind the scenes stories?

The video was a collection of over 15,000 images compiled by Emily Wilder (the director). She told us of the concept and we had no idea the amount of work!

Tell us about the themes and imagery used?
One of the elements we thought helped the video was the use of lyrics. We have seen and made lyric videos before, but for this video the words seemed to be part of the character of the video. We made them large and in front. The message of the song is simple and repetitive, seeing the lyrics large and in front helps cement it.

What do you hope people take away from watching the video?
We hope that when you watch the video you get the feeling of moving forward and the release of whatever holds you back. It’s a strong focus on what’s ahead. Just it’s a new feeling don’t look back.

Interview feature by Karla Harris