Watch the visual below!
22-year-old Sydney artist Selasie has unveiled the visual to his debut single, Unnatural.
Directed by the musicians manager Sam Royce McIntyre, the lo-fi visual was filmed across Sydney. The raw and intimate visual offers moments of intimacy between Selasie and a previous flame, capturing the conceptual nature of the track.
Produced by Selasie's long-time collaborator, Melbourne-based producer GXNXVS, Unnatural expertly weaves together 80s inspired synths with captivating beats, with nods to The Fugees cover of Killing Me Softly. The singers vocals simmer above alt-R&B sonics, creating a genre-bending release that conceptually tracks the lingering effects of the demise of a relationship.
Speaking of the visual, the musician shares: “Had a lot of fun shooting this music video. It’s a first of many to come and proud of that fact we were able to bring the vision alive without a huge budget. We wanted it to feel reminiscent of a being in and out of a dream and reality concerning someone who you are falling out of love with and I think we did that in raw way.“
Manager and director, Sam Royce McIntyre adds, “We wanted this video to reflect real-life compared to a staged production as it represents the dark cloud that follows us around when breaking up with your first love. It's insight into the juxtaposition of joyful and sonder emotions that we feel simultaneously when we reflect on our memories with our recent ex love. We used moments of old film to create a dark dream-like state to imply the effect of him reminiscing throughout the clip. All of the digital performance shots are designed to return us to the present moment of Selasie explaining exactly how he's feeling to his ex for the final time. I'm over the moon with how it turned out! Especially considering this is Selasie’s first ever music video performance and we filmed it independently with a 2-person crew with around $800 budget.”
Unnatural is out now! Watch the visual below below.