With its prairie-gothic and misty yet warm and approachable quality, the official video for Hello Victim’s second release “Feel Slow” comes just in time for Fall. Produced and directed by Shaelin Fritzsch with photography direction provided by Josh Richardson, the film combines an immersive classic old school ranch setting with striking modern visual markers to create a dreamlike world in which the band members roam free. Watch here
The song explores the kind of mental safety that only a lover can provide. Catchy hooks with romantic lyrics nestle comfortably inside ambient, often shoegazing instrumentals.
“Hands clasped over the middle console, watching mirages form on the road,” muses Megan Emanuel (vocals and synth). “Grass stains on your back. Lipstick behind your ear. The kind of love you sing about. Carefree, careless, lust… That excitement, but also that numbness to everything and everyone else, to your baggage. Intoxication at the deepest level.”
“The song is called Feel Slow, but it’s also about time passing quickly,” says vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Adam Wilson, “Like finding a whole day has passed and all you did was kick around with someone you can be yourself with.”
Feel Slow was recorded by Andy Schichter at Park Sound Studio, mixed by Brayden Dyczkowski at Strathtona Studios, and mastered by Ryan Morey. “It’s important to us that we worked with people who come from a variety of backgrounds,” says Emanuel, “We don’t feel like we fit into just one genre or niche, and we wanted that to come through. I think we’ve achieved that with this release.”