"Oostende" by Keep Shelly in Athens // Dir. Brendan Canty & Conal Thomson
I feel like I don’t post enough music videos that are truly great representatives of the songs that they represent. When one does come around, it can feel like a punch to the stomach as it engages you emotionally. Sometimes, they’re just cool as hell visuals that work their own magic. Then there are things like “Oostende” by Keep Shelly in Athens, which was already one of the best songs of the year and then in the hands directors, Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson, it becomes a gorgeous travelogue that tries to bridge the distance between two long distance lovers before what might be something apocalyptic happens. Whatever the interpretation, it’s a beautiful representation of a stunningly good song. Enjoy. It’s rare that the match up is this good.
This is a flawless little piece of film, accompanying one of the most beautiful songs of the year. Bask in it.