Today we are excited to bring you another Don't Panic exclusive, the new video for 'Into The Blue' from Bristol-band Three London Planes.
Powerfully symbolic, the video uses psychedelic images that drift in and out of one another, generating beautiful pattens and illusions. Justin Wood, who personally shot and edited the entire video says:
"I decided to film a bridge as it is a powerful metaphor; a bridge is a path, it symbolises progress and the unknown... or maybe I just googled 'bridge symbolism' and that's what came up, who knows. The problem was, footage of a bridge is pretty dull. Maybe if you were properly into bridges then you would watch some, but let's face it, bridge videos on the whole are pretty dry. However well I thought I had framed it, the problem remained, I had filmed a bridge.
"People don't want to watch a bridge, they want to watch funny cats, people shagging and The Great British Bake Off. Unfortunately when this revelation came I had already filmed the thing, so with a hard drive full of suspension cables, rivets and travelling northerners I started editing.
"It was at this point I turned to Three London Planes, hoping they had a song that would save me. I went through their EPs and found 'Into The Blue', with its beautiful metaphors that fit perfectly with my intentional bridge metaphors, so I got to work. The abstract nature of the visuals were designed to reflect these lyrics, in the timing, the movement and in their subtle representation."
Regardless of the original intent, the powerful monochromatic imagery in this spellbinding video takes the powerful lyricism of 'Into The Blue' to a new level.
Forever pushing new boundaries in their songwriting and production, Three London Planes are one to look out for this winter.
They will be performing at their video release party at the People's Republic of Stokes Croft on Saturday the 26th September.
Before then you can catch them at the People's Front Room, every night at Bestival on the Isle of Wight.
Check out more of their music, artwork and videos here: