You need to experience SAATSUMA’s video for ‘Overflow’

It’s truly amazing when you’re able to really sink in to a music video. Every flash of colour, every panning shot, every sharp noise flows through you as the rest of world slowly tunes out. It’s those weirdly isolated and lonesome experiences of art that stay with us the most, and the video for SAATSUMA‘s ‘Overflow’ is absolutely no exception.

‘Overflow’, the titular single from SAATSUMA‘s album released last year, is by all means a song that explores the very depths of isolation. Lyrically, the song deals with being unable to see the light in a grim situation as you sink further away from control. Sonically, however, is where the song really shines. Every layer is crafted so meticulously and feels incredibly polished, while still clinging onto an emotional rawness to keep us afloat.

The video is a perfect reflection of this. Stretching over six minutes in length and masterfully shot, the ‘Overflow’ visual feels like a true cinematic experience. It takes the viewer on a journey as it follows two women revelling in the freedoms and innocence of youth, and trying to balance that with the inevitable gloom of loneliness. It’s a splash of timid blues and vibrant purples, and will have you hooked until the glistening, cathartic, watery end.

Words by JACKSON LANGFORD

Image: YouTube

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