Video Premiere: Glassing – “Wake”

We are just hours away from Austin post-everything noisemakers Glassing releasing their fourth LP, From the Other Side of the Mirror, but you can gaze deeply into band’s video for the track “Wake” right now.

The collective vision of director/editor Ken Whiting, cinematographer Manny OA and screenwriter Andrew Bonazelli, the team commonly known as 10 Seconds to Comply, “Wake” is another arresting treatment from the trio’s growing videography (The Keening, Junius).

“When you hear ‘God, was it a memory’ contrasted against these melodic riffs that serve as bumpers to a bowling lane of pain and joy, you are reminded how little control you often have in life,” explains Whiting. “Being content in despair, struggling with depression, or feeling empty can only be matched by the good times. So when I crafted the visual approach with Andrew, I knew we could shoot the high frames per second in the good times, and disrupt the bad times via low frames per second. We also used hard transitions to transport the audience to how quickly those volatile emotions can rise and sink.

“Finding peace in the midst of those two radically opposed feelings is something I love to tell stories around,” he continues. “And music videos are such a strong tool for abstract imagery to converge with abstract lyrics. Glassing gave us so much to work with. Andrew interpreted the song with such brutal elegance that it was really rewarding to dig into heavy content and bring it to life. And Manny always finds a way of seeing the image through my lens and helping bring my vision through the camera.”

Glassing’s The Other Side of the Mirror is out April 26. You can pre-order it here.