To launch their first ever tour of Australia, Moreton wanted a video which would capture the heady themes in the title track of their EP, ‘Specimen’.
I love how the song is so emotionally exposed, so ragged, yet also beautifully restrained. The lyrics and performance are vulnerable but also defiant and that’s what I wanted to focus on during the video: creating a situation in which Georgia (the band’s vocalist) could naturally inhabit those conflicting emotions.
The main theme I wanted to express visually was the sensation of being under scrutiny and under someone else’s control, yet not relinquishing your own volition. We treated Georgia’s performance not as a strict “performance” but more like she’s using the song to will herself on: so long as she doesn’t surrender she’s still free.