Aquilo have made a strong return with their current EP ‘Sober’. The four-song set is their first release in two years and has already exceeded 7 million streams.
The duo now complete the EP’s journey by sharing an imaginative new video for its closing track ‘Moving On’. A growing fan favourite, Atwood described the hazy, Tame Impala-flavoured track as, “Light, upbeat, groovy, and full of space to breathe, this is the song you’ll be blasting all summer long.” .
The video opens with an irate voicemail before the camera zooms in on its central character, who is played by Nathan Welsh. Waking with a smashed phone screen and surrounded by empty bottles, it’s clear that the previous night was a big one. A flashback shows that it all started with a hangover, which he conquers with a beer and a cigarette. Day drinking leads into the evening and into a barely remembered night at a club. By the time the day is done, his situation feels more like an addiction than a lifestyle.
It’s the perfect visual interpretation of the song’s key lyric, “I’m only really gonna take a minute to be something that you don’t like.”Feeling like a social realist take on ‘Peep Show’, the visual was filmed in Dalston and was directed by Kris Rimmer, who Aquilo picked due to the strength of work with Matt Maltese.
“We started thinking about making a video for ‘Moving On’ during lockdown. It wasn’t the ideal time to make a music video, so we started thinking about how we could film our own that we could do while socially distancing, without needing a big crew.
Tom came up with this idea based on a SnorriCam that he’d picked up. It’s a camera rig which fixes onto an actor’s body and only shows their facial expressions. The rest of what’s happening around him is left up to the imagination. Once restrictions had eased we were able to shoot the video. Kris brought along Nathan, who played the part pretty much how we imagined. We even had a little cameo, but we’ll leave you to find that.
The whole concept of this EP is the four stages of a break-up with ‘Moving On’ being the last, so it made sense to have this dramatic accompaniment to tie it all off. Hope you enjoy it.”