Late last year the Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson ran a competition asking fans to create a music-video for his track “Blackwind”. The entries were really impressive and it’s incredible to see the quality of fan-made videos being made. Last month he finally announced the winner as Chloe Poirier-Sauve but also gave special mention to six other entries; one of which is this video created by the South-Korean director Dee Shin.
Dee Shin’s video is beautifully shot and it is filled with subtle motifs. It’s the type of video that demands multiple viewings, as new patterns emerge with every watch and visual links become clearer. The promo follows a young artist as he sets off on adventure, leaving the comfort of his own home behind. Dee Shin’s video feels dreamlike and magical and it marks her out as a real talent to watch.
“Blackwind” is taken from Patrick Watson’s fourth studio album Adventures in Your Own Backyard . It was released last year on Domino Records and you can buy a copy of it here.