YOU GOTTA SEE THIS: “Johnny Belinda” by Active Child

August 03. 2012 | By Rebecca McCann

I know we’ve said this before, but you really do gotta see this… Active Child’s video for recent single “Johnny Belinda,” that is. Dark, threatening clouds pop in high-definition, front man and creative mastermind Pat Grossi’s troubled expression and furrowed brow is filtered through a grainy, grey pixelation. It’s an aesthetically stunning video for a haunting reverie from an artist whose other-worldly falsetto was honed as a choir-boy.

Vast landscapes and scenic, wild terrain sweep across Vimeo, and you might be surprised to hear the LA-based artist has chosen to film this video along the East Coast of Australia. The camera pans a gothic wilderness, and despite it being summer in the so-called sun-drenched land, the rolling storm clouds may trick you into believing it’s winter in Scotland’s highlands.

Active Child – “Johnny Belinda” (Official Music Video) from Active Child on Vimeo.

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