Colyn Cameron Feasts on Desert Fruit in Video for “Loss For Words”
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The desert just east of Los Angeles — the one that stretches from Apple Valley to the Mojave and down to Joshua Tree — contains a certain kind of disquieting energy, as perhaps all deserts do. But there is a particular kind of clarity that can only be found somewhere so inhospitable. Most anything can happen and no one is there to watch it all unfold. This is what Colyn Cameron captures in his video for “Loss For Words.”

Formerly of indie group Wake Owl, the singer-songwriter has branched out on his own, with a debut solo record set for release on October 12. The album’s first single is a psychedelic folk-pop tune, and both the music and video take an analog approach. Shot on 16mm film in Needles, CA, the video follows a pair rambling through the desert while feasting, smashing, and surveying a variety of fruits. It’s beautifully shot, matching the subtler tones of vulnerability and isolation that Cameron so perfectly captures. He comments:

“This song is about being less serious with what might seem the saddest thing. Total misunderstanding within total simplicity and beauty. Can you imagine feeding a cherry to someone in order to overcome hopelessness? My friend Robert thought it would be nice to drive to Needles, CA and all the while collect neglected fruits that could revive and surprise like the strangeness of highway 40.”

Colyn Cameron’s debut record, Sad & Easy is out October 12. Watch the video for “Loss For Words” below:

photo by: River Carothers