Moreton have released the crushing video for ‘See Yourself’, and it is just as heartbreaking as the song itself.
Brisbane art-rock trio Moreton have just released the video of their recent viral single, See Yourself featuring Irish singer James Vincent McMorrow. The guitar ballad, which includes a sneaky Marilyn Monroe quote, nods to classic dark rock acts like The National and Elliott Smith, with tender vocals sitting alongside the faint twinkle of vintage synthesisers, tying the track together into a work that is at once powerful and fragile, heartwarming and bittersweet – a sound becoming synonymous with Moreton and their broody minimalism.
‘See Yourself’ tackles a weighted but universal issue; that of letting a new love witness your vulnerability for the first time. Particularly, the song and video address mental health, self-acceptance and the stigma around concealing our struggles from those closest to us. The video, directed by award-winning filmmaker Mia Forrest was shot entirely on 16mm film and features a small host of people who volunteered to sit for the camera – acquaintances and strangers who resonated with the song and wanted to be involved, perfect in their imperfections, honest and real.
“We wanted to show the extraordinariness of ordinary people, simply by presenting them as they are – beautiful, nervous and vulnerable for the camera,” says lead singer Georgia Fairfield.
“Shooting on film comes with limitations that meant the shoot was very instinctive. That’s part of film’s vibrancy beyond the aesthetic of the medium.”
See Yourself has gone from strength to strength since it’s release in late August, receiving over 70k plays in its first weekend and now cracking half a million streams, and it is all so well deserved.
“It’s a tough prospect to land a song like this and Georgia really nailed it. Honestly, my most favourite song I’ve ever been asked to sing on.” – James Vincent McMorrow.
Mia Forrest – Director
Ben Cotgrove – Cinematography
Frank Hruby – 1st AC
Cindy Yohana – 2nd AC
Alexander Shingles – Gaffer
Editor – Mia Forrest
Colourist – Jeremy Virag