Lone ‘Restless City’ (Official Video)
Having released his latest album, Reality Testing, in June, LONE – aka Matt Cutler – isn’t going anywhere. He’s just released the visual feast that is the new video clip for his single, Restless City. As well as a remix by Head High as a B-side to the single, the clip was made by RUFFMERCY and Patch D. Keyes, and is bizarrely perfect for the intriguing track.
The creators have chosen to depict urban living in a different light with this clip. Dogs peeing on fire hydrants, a woman’s face, snippets of text, a sunglasses wearing banana talking on the phone and a skateboarding hotdog are all just some of the “scenes” that feature in the video. These youthful and playful animations are juxtaposed against a grimy city background, which is the perfect representation of the song itself.
Unpredictable synth melodies over the top of fuzzy speaker sounds, hip hop beats and laid-back loops make the song so interesting that it only makes sense to have this as it’s video clip. You immediately picture New York, with the bustle of the streets synonymous with the bustle of the clip, and suddenly the link with the title of the track all makes sense. Lone has successfully captured New York City in 4.37 minutes, and now has the clip to prove it.
Lone‘s sophomore album has been received incredibly well since it’s release earlier this year, with Restless City being one of the clear standouts on the record. The B-side remix by Head High is a dance-floor alternative, with a pulsing techno beat and different vocal samples. Although I prefer the original, this remix shows Lone in a different way again, and helps his more complex work become a little more accessible, and upon hearing it you can see why he released the two tracks together.
There is no word of any future singles coming off Reality Testing, but this is perfectly fine for now!
Words by Emma Jones