On Our Radar: Colin Cameron Explores Doomsday Anxiety, Romance and Overt Nostalgia in ‘Deepfake’ Video

What does it mean? That’s a more difficult question to answer than ever in recent memory. If there is a higher power worth pursuing, why does the world seem so endlessly chaotic, unexplainable, and – let’s not whitewash things – hopelessly screwed up.

We’d love to briefly touch on the things that keep us up at night, but really, what’s the point of it? If you spend as much time watching MSNBC as you avoid Fox News, you’ve got an endless list of horrors in your mind.

Colin Cameron’s “Deepfakes” video captures in an admirably low-key way what we hoped would be in the roaring 20s Pt. II.

The key word there is “hope”.

Instead of endless cocktail parties, but gilded opulence, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s the great gatsbywith Edith Wharton Age of Innocenceso far we’ve encountered a global pandemic, a true American version The Handmaid’s Taleand the ongoing Bloody Invasion that appears to be just waiting for its official WWIII name.

Billed as “Made by Max Farrell,” “Deepfakes” start out in grainy black and white, with a bulging eyeball embedded in a human skeleton, bone one second, flesh-covered the next. From there it’s “blink and you’ll miss the often subtle shift”. Just as we stare at God’s green planet Earth one second, and the next at the way watery red blood pulsates through opaque blood vessels.

Lock on the B&W brain floating in space, and then all of a sudden you start with a blue metal chassis with spider web arteries, an alien-like spine, and a blue vinyl organ that may or may not be s things. After that, the eyeballs start to appear again, showing a beautiful multicolored, at-a-glance, omniscient, thermal visual photo of hands and faces.

It’s all set on a soundtrack that borrows heavily from the circa-2000s indie folk revival, with a subdued mentality and a bottom blanket of space cowboy America. “Deepfakes” seems to be both thankful for the past and perfect for the here and now – another way of saying that when the world is on fire, the last thing anyone needs is a song that sounds like the rule of thirds in Run the Jewels , Slipknot and Rage Against the Machine.

The song is from Cameron’s upcoming album Hand Paintedwill be released on August 5 this year.

The songwriter described the release as follows:

Clearly we are responsible for the priceless nature of how advanced our civilization is, but it is sometimes worrisome that the infinite ways in which this progress almost precedes us actually answers nothing. There are many moments on this record that refer to the broad and overbearing nature of the current era in terms of technology, philosophical concerns, and near-apocalyptic anxieties.

“But, without sounding so pessimistic and pessimistic, there are also clues to simple things like good friendships, love, adventure, substance abuse and cheap talk. I wanted to do something romantic and nostalgic, but free Let disaster take its place. I love gadgets and complexity, connectivity and knowledge, but I’m also curious as to how much an obsession with technology, “progress” and prosperity determines.

What does it mean? Well, if you have to ask…you really don’t pay attention to the world around you. No one will blame you.

Colyn Cameron’s Videos – Deepfakes [Official Music Video]

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