Last week I posted "Alice", an older track from Dear Time's Waste (DTW) as I couldn't get the Vimeo link for "Fortune" to work. I was a little frustrated as this video is one of the best videos I have seen recently. Growing up in the early-mid '80s, the visual vernacular is familiar, from the David Lynch "Blue Velvet" references, all the way through to that jacket with shoulder pads on steroids. But it is not just the video, the song itself is beautiful, with lyrics that clearly Claire Duncan is proud of (on the DTW Twitter intro), and justifiably so. "I am a legion of concrete reason / A buried basis of shifting seasons / A pleading treatise in brazen armour / Some kind of Eden with flooded gardens". I am a male, and no genius, but I suspect the three dancers are metaphors for a woman's progress through early stages of a relationship. [out on a very shaky limb there...] The quality of the lighting, photography and direction marks this video out. I am not surprised to find members of the Dryburgh dynasty attached to something that looks as pretty as this, its in the genes [camera,lighting, directorial assistance]. The video was directed by Veronica Crockford-Pound, an arts graduate (and ex-international model) now making a name for herself in photography and film (see Ruby Frost's "Moonlight" video). We have a new Honour Roll member. [Sorry Collapsing Cities, its brutally Darwinian. "Regret" is a superb video but the Honour Roll will always evolve.] Just a reminder what the Honour Roll is about. Any video that combines a strong song, performance, production and video is a candidate. "Fortune" hits all those marks. You can buy Dear Time's Waste music at www.deartimeswaste.bandcamp.com .
Dear Time's Waste - Fortune