The Artist Explains: Kat Frankie - 'Finite' (Video)


Berlin-based singer-songwriter Kat Frankie talks to us about her intimate visuals for new single, 'Finite'. 
'Finite' is a sophisticated pop song led by Kat Frankie's sombre, compelling vocal and supported by sparse, mournful instrumentation which captures the melancholy of a break-up. But there's also slight flickers of hope and growth in the soundscape. The track is taken from Kat Frankie's new album 'Bad Behaviour' which is out now. 


Kat Frankie Explains
Where was the video for 'Finite' filmed?
It was filmed in a 60s bungalow in the woods about 3 hours drive from Berlin

How does the video connect with the song? 
The song is reflective about the end of a releationship, and I wanted the video to echo that sentiment in a metaphorical way.

Any behind the scenes stories?
It took about 2 hours to clean up the fake snow when we were done - that shit gets everywhere!

Could you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
The idea is based on my favourite poem or ‘piece’ from Yoko Ono (see below), as well as a certain living room scene from a film by Xavier Dolan called ‘Laurence Anyways’ (I won’t spoil it for you, just watch the film). The snow falling is of course a metaphor for the load of emotions that fall upon us when we have to process a break-up. The video treads a fine line between the melancholy and the humorous, which I like a lot.

SNOW PIECE - Yoko Ono
"Think that snow is falling. Think that snow is falling
everywhere all the time. When you talk with a person, think
that snow is falling between you and on the person.
Stop conversing when you think the person is covered by snow."
1963

What is the message the video is trying to convey? 
I don’t really think there’s a message. It’s more about conveying a feeling of being overwhelmed, but maybe also needing to hide. I like that it’s a simple idea, and I’m a bit proud of it because it’s the first video I directed myself.

Interview feature by Karla Harris


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