True love clashes with reality in Indian Summer’s new video for ‘Love Like This’
Australian electro-veterans INDIAN SUMMER have encapsulated new-found love in their new video for their track featuring LASTLINGS, ‘Love Like This’. Teaming up with director Liam Ozdemir, they’ve given us the perfect example of “guerrilla film-making”, having started the project fully unscripted, and using the portrayal of each side of this loving adventure to guide the director’s vision.
Focussing on the intense but fleeting moments where you first fall for someone, this clip is really special. Opening with a spotlight on a female lead, even though she is surrounded by friends, she appears distracted and is withdrawn by her thoughts. However, as the first chorus comes, the songs explodes and so too does the video, quickly snapping to the girl dance and sway in front of neon lights, being the physical embodiment of the eruptive feelings she’s experiencing.
But, just as quickly as it appeared, so too does it fade away as the video cuts to a boy, and focuses on his perspective. Joining the girl in a Grease-esque diner, the two fall immediately for each other, and we’re taken further into their growing love. From another chorus with just the boy dancing, to further scenes capturing special moments between the two, the clip shows the vulnerable intimacy that is the early stages of love, and juxtaposes it with the contemporary dance scenes in front of the neon lights to show the electrifying side as well.
Aside from being visually stunning, this video is rare in the way that it hones in on the emotional qualities of the song. The duo and their director have capitalised on the stunning and powerful feelings laid out by Lastlings‘s Amy, and put it on centrestage. It’s a refreshing addition not only to Indian Summer‘s catalogue, but the greater electronic music scene, thrusting the duo into a higher echelon- where they belong.
The direction and execution of such a wild flower is a testament to the guerrilla skills of Ozdemir and his actors. Complete disorganisation will always be lead by human emotion, no example more fitting than this beautiful portrayal of bright, hot love partnered by another lovely expression from Indian Summer and Lastlings. Both duos are shaping up for even more success this year.
Words by STEVE COPP