THE desolate but splendid Australian outback provides the backdrop for the visual diary of an equally beautiful girl, wandering alone through vast and unforgiving terrain, in the video for Mosman Alder’s ‘Colours’ taken from their debut album “Humdrum Star”.
The acclaimed Brisbane six-piece teamed up with filmmaker Michaela Holmes to create a captivating cinematic journey shot over two days on a property outside of Millmerran, in Queensland’s Darling Downs region.
The beauty didn’t come without a price though, with the crew braving the outback heat, snakes (!) and testing their rock climbing abilities in order to capture the mountaintop shots.
“In the clip, I wanted to really create and emphasise a feeling of loneliness. I think the landscape was very important for that, having no other signs that anybody else was around – the character was completely on her own. When you’re alone for such a long period of time, I think the things around you can sometimes become very distorted.
“It was a lot more intense than I had expected, and it got really rocky as we got higher. So it turned into a bit of a rock climbing expedition. We made a couple of jokes about our shoot turning into a Blair Witch Project-style documentary.”
Michaela Holmes – on filming and directing “Colours”
Inspired by a conversation about the mystery of colour symbolism, ‘Colours’ is one of the more cryptic songs off the album as well as a favourite among fans and band members.
‘Colours’ follows previous tracks from the band’s highly acclaimed debut album “Humdrum Star” – the lyrically dark but ultimately uplifting ‘Germland (of Julien Charbonneau)’ and the dream-pop anthem ‘Try Your Luck’.