A one-take video that certainly has a bit of that "how'd they do that" vibe, but never at the expense of making a point about memory and heartbreak.
Isaac Ravishankara, director: "The video is a story about former lovers. A girl thinking, about an ex, and needing to get away from everyone else and find solitude at a sunset beach. While the guy surreally follows her journey - from the back of her car and down to the sand, until ultimately letting her go.
The idea of capturing the video in a single, uncut shot was introduced as a way to celebrate both the magic and the moment in time. And when I introduced the concept to Paul, he was immediately on board - we were going to find a way to do this for real.
What came next was a nearly month-long search for the perfect route: a starting location, a west-facing highway, and a journey to the beach that could be timed out to the structure of the song. Getting what felt like a thousand permits and clearing a million logistical hurdles. And figuring out a way for Paul to be able to safely remain on the car as it gets from point A to B at way too fast of a speed.
The final result is a nearly five minute shot, covering more than 2 miles driving at over 40 mph. No stitching, no painting, no special effects. It took a ton of effort from a ton of amazing people collaborating to pull this off - and we hope that when you watch it, you don't notice any of it and just get lost in the moment."
The energy of this one jumps off the screen for good reason: it was shot in a couple of hours, edited in about the same amount of time, and then released a few days later. And that's clearly all that was needed to match that right feeling.
Director Isaac Ravishankara unravels a gorgous and slow-burning apocalyptic tale that's way more about emotion than destruction. Or to reference an old R.E.M. song, it's the end of the world as they know it, but Selah Sue feels a bit less than fine.
Lip Dubs, cover songs and all sorts of other unofficial content goes like gold on YouTube, so why not a prograde dance video with Jilly Meyers — who also helped choreograph and conceive the Hozier "Work Song" video — and her fellow Seaweed Sisters playing out a slapstick desert misadventure to the tune of Tune-Yards "