Inspired by Rio En Medio’s song “Heartless” of her 2008 album, Frontier. With her performing name translated as “river in between”, Danielle was born in New Mexico moving later to Brooklyn. Her music seems to live in a space of an empty introspective landscape and an influx of technology, distortion and eerie futuristic compositions. Her style of singing is like an old ballad to the land and being alone.
This video starts off in a similarly empty and burning landscape in Washington State, a desolate Coney Island and a totally empty Berlin Olympic Stadium, built in 1934 by Hitler. Summing up this feel of open space, abandoned place, historically forgotten about and decay.
Underground and an industrial landscape continue this pace until there’s a crowded ascent from subway to street. Contrasting with hectic city full of people but still in a tone that’s distant from connecting with people.
The final scenes flashing between a frantic feeding of animals, birds and predators with people looking as spectators and taking photos. The predominant sign is “Champs”, reminding me of human’s ascent and dominance over all other animals on this world. We are the Champs: spectators, taking photos while animals and empty spaces look back at us only through history.