The apocalypse is coming for G Elenil in her video for ‘Good Time’
Following her previous release and collaboration with collective Que Film on her last music video, G ELENIL is back at it again with the new visual for her track ‘Good Time’. The Brisbane musician is broadening her horizons on this track, moving away from her rap beginnings and exploring her unique take on introspective RnB. Along with producing the track alongside frequent collaborator tomtom, she also supervised the story and the production of her latest video.
‘Good Time’ is the second single from her upcoming album Kin, pairing dramatic piano chords with syncopated drums. The visual is just as cinematic as the track, with grand sweeping shots of bushland lit by the rising sun. Cut between these intimate scenes are memories of a party the night before, celebrating before the end of the world. Thoughts blur together as projections of even more people play over the dancing crew.
As G Elenil escapes into the wilderness with her boo, we see all they have is each other and their strong connection. Drone shots emphasise it’s really just the two of them out there, tiny in the face of mother nature. Cuts on their faces and the smears of blood against their pure white clothes hint towards the mysterious apocalypse and their confusing feelings towards each other now they’re the last ones left.
G Elenil‘s debut album Kin, exploring trauma and growth through her take on nu-RnB and rap, is out in early May. If you’re in Brisbane, be sure to head to Fempre$$ on the 4th of May at The Flamin’ Galah to catch G Elenil performing her new release live.
WORDS BY HOLLY O’NEILL