Steady Holiday — “Open Water” Video Premiere

by flaunt

As smooth operating indie persona Steady Holiday, artist Dre Babinski stars in a Bond-esque assassination of the male gaze.

In the new video for "Open Water" the camera holds tight on Steady Holiday member Dre Babinski as she graces figurative landscapes, some blue and chilling, others wet and luminescent. Her profile numerates and rotates as the track ambles gorgeously, a sultry studio number that could be described as a feminine reinterpretation of post-2010 James Bond in post-coital, xanax infused mysterio-interim (h/t Wendy McColm). I'm not keen on describing sounds with words, so watch the video. Symbols and dreams factor in, and Babinski makes a strong hat tip. The opening sequence depicts the artist beginning a diegetic performance in an ornate studio, whereby she peers through a fantastical window which frames the very images that follow. The focused eye of director Joey Armario combines focused cinematography with rich, complementary colors. As if we needed more proof that L.A. is where talent and vision intersect, sometimes quietly, but with loud, profound results.

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On June 24, 2016, Steady Holiday will release their debut record Under The Influence (Infinite Best), featuring Josh Adams (Jenny Lewis) and produced by Gus Seyffert (The Black Keys, Beck).


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