Cat Velez - 29th July 2016

James Lees has directed this simple yet powerful video for English singer-songwriter Passenger, aka Michael David Rosenberg, shot by DP Benjamin Loeb in Iceland. And ironically it's the viewer who is the passenger, being taken by the artist along on a solitary row-boat ride, where leisurely cross-fades meld one image into the next.

The video for Somebody's Love is progressively melancholic, especially when, mid-way through the video, what seemed like an introspective boatride turns into an ill-fated expedition. 

PRO Credits


DirectorJames Lees
ProducerThorsteinn Magnusson
Executive ProducerAbi Hodson
Director of PhotographyBenjamin Loeb
DriverValdimar Örn Flygenring
EditorMichael Carter
ColouristRicky Gausis
Production CompanyWanda Productions

Cat Velez - 29th July 2016

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