"Song For Zula" - Phosphorescent [Official Video]

Donovan Farley

by Donovan Farley

Published March 27, 2013

Matthew Houck, the man behind Phosphorescent shared directing duties with Djuna Wahlrab in this clip for "Song For Zula".  The video's story is told via a single tracking shot and matches the song very well.  The co-directors recently talked with NPR about their effort:

“The pacing suggests a constant forward motion,” Whalrab told NPR, “but the reverb pulls you back echoing one beat behind the other — begging for the discomfort of extreme slow motion. I wanted you, as the viewer, to also feel sort of chained, to feel what she must be feeling if she was trapped like that,” Houck added. “I like long and slow things like that, but I almost can’t even breathe. Every time , you’re just kind of struggling with her.”

Phosphorescent is currently touring behind the fantastic Muchacho and we'll be covering the Denver show on 3/30 at the Hi-Dive, so keep an eye out for that piece. For a full list of tour dates and other good stuff, check out the band's website.

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