Lanterns On The Lake - Baddies
This music video depicts our ever deepening partisan divide, showing the battles lines being drawn by politicians, the media and out on the streets. It's a heady mix of news footage, photography, amateur video and pop culture imagery, propelled by the urgent energy of the song.
I worked closely with the band to interpret the lyrics in unexpected ways. The political viewpoint keeps switching, and so do the groups and individuals being demonised.
"With the video we wanted to show how polarised and hysterical debate has become, but we also wanted to convey some of the confusion and noise that surrounds us...
When every motive is open to question, every fact is an opinion, truth is what gets the most views, noble causes are virtue signalling, millionaire Etonians are men of the people and environmentalists are terrorists, who are the baddies really?"