The High Strung
Released on October 27, 2021
Our music video for The High Strung's "Cored Out Apple," directed and animated by Fred Griffiths alongside Rachel Deebank, finds a guitarist on a bike ride through the places that make up "the empty spaces in my head." A city asleep, barren deserts with decrepit trees are places where it is easiest to become aware of how alone you are in a moment, much like our protagonist, simply trudging through dreary and monotonous nights.
Upon physically entering a "Cored Out Apple," the space transforms into surrealist fantasy. Wastelands make way for a world of color, unlike the auroras you see on an acid trip; neon meteors, koi fish swimming through the sky and larger-than-life flowers breathe new life into our often-bleak world, signifying how much can change when we start to look at life from a new perspective. Griffiths and Deebank's weird and wonderous animations strike a fun contrast to the effortlessly cool gritty rock sensibility of The High Strung.