Anatole gets up close and personal in hypnotic ‘Outgrown’ video
Sydney-based producer ANATOLE has released the intimate video for his current single ‘Outgrown’, creating an intense journey through texture and sound. ‘Outgrown’, which evokes stunning, fragmented images of transition and evolution, features Tom Iansek of Big Scary and No. 1 Dads. The video was directed by Brisbane based creative Jeff Andersen.
The ‘Outgrown’ video is made up of a rush of organic imagery: human bodies, plants, dust, shimmering liquid, all illuminated by a soft light that echoes the track’s building energy. By presenting tight shots of these disparate pieces, the video decontextualises them, as if they have outgrown their surroundings in the same way the lyrics are describing. “Every breath let me feel like an earthquake, every pulse let me shudder let me shake.” The tension builds in intensity and intimacy, until the close shots of dust particles begin to resemble stars, finally turning the song’s inward focus to the outside world.
As Jeff Andersen explains, “To me, the track is about feeling like you are changing faster than your surroundings. I think it mirrors the progression in my music – I feel like I’m growing with every new song I write, and then see it connect and lead to new opportunities on the other side of the world, it’s fascinating in a deep sense and has led to feelings I’ve never had before in my life. I’m starting to integrate the creative things I do more into who I am – I’m literally creating who I am in every action that I take.”
A track like ‘Outgrown’ is difficult to image on the screen thanks to its complex emotional depth, but Andersen and Anatole have found an impressive way to represent the abstract feelings in images as well as with sound. ‘Outgrown’ is understated visual brilliance, entrancing your attention rather than demanding it.
Words by Molly McLaughlin