Even if you don’t know Feel Good Lost, you’ve almost definitely seen some of their work. Whether glittering away with the chillwave elite or getting psychedelic with Jape, the work of Brendan Canty and Conal Thompson has long since flown the nest of county Cork and spread its colourful joy around the world.
Because we really admire their way with the moving image, we’ve invited them along to our little party in the Twisted Pepper on the 25th of this month, where Laurel Halo will be playing and there’ll be loads of fun stuff happening. At that wee gathering of like-minded creatives and music fans, they will be showcasing their art, both print (check it) and video work (check it) from the past year.
You’ll get all the FGL details on their website and all the info on the exhibition and related happenings is here.
So, without further ado:
Feel Good Lost’s Favourite Music Videos in the Past Year
Hammock – Cold Front
Hammock – Tape Recorder
These two videos for Hammock by director David Altobelli are a series beautifully capturing the unstable emotions of a girl. With such a simple idea it is an incredible how they make this so emotional and compelling. Every single shot in both videos is absolutely stunning. The Director of Photography Larkin Seiple did an amazing job on this.
Sigur Rós – ekki múkk
This video is part of the excellent Sigur Ros Valtari Mystery Film Project and is the stand out in my opinion. Staring our very own Aiden Gillen this film tells a story of life, death and how every creature on this planet can get lost and shows that in some way or another we are all one. It is an incredible, emotional piece which brought a tear to my eye.
Alt J – Something Good
This is an superb film to one of my favourite acts of the year Alt J. The film captures the final visions of a speared matador as he is about to die. The way this film is directed, shot and animated really captures his final moments perfectly as you are sucked into the dream like world of the matador. Every shot is so cleverly planned out.
A Nice Idea Every Day
Mint Julep – To the Sea
I only saw this the other day and was blown away by its creativity and originality. This gif like video was created by rigging two cameras together and then jumping between the two quickly in the edit. It creates such a gorgeous effect. On top of this the imagery in the video is absolutely stunning.
With a very simple story arc (and a very big budget) this video blew me away with the stunning beauty of the footage. It reminds me of my own artwork and also the sort of imagery I’d love to get with such a big budget. The track is a very mainstream dance song (and is very good for what it is) which makes me really admire how Porter decided to do something completely different to the normal “mainstream dance video”. It’s superb!
Tyler T Williams
Youth Lagoon – Montana
This is probably my favourite music video of all time, set to a track from one of my favourite albums of all time. The video tells the story of a man who lost his father at war and now it is time to let go of the hurt. The way this is directed, shot and cut to the momentum of the song is so so perfect. Jumping between memories and the present day this is story telling at its absolute finest. My favourite bit is the hand on the shoulder towards the end.