Last month, Timothy Carroll and Oscar Dawson AKA Holy Holy released their third studio record, My Own Pool of Light. The record traverses their gorgeously concentrated vision as a band, offering up their most raw release to date.
With the record’s release, they also shared a boundlessly energetic live video of them performing their single ‘Maybe You Know’, and today, they’re backing that up with an official video clip to accompany it which is premiering here at Music Feeds.
“Maybe you know, but you’re loved by everyone. Or maybe you don’t and you feel like you’re alone,” sings frontman Tim Carroll.
“The album opener is a strange pop song about what depression does to us and what it has the power to take away,” he explains. “It revolves around repeated string stabs and a dry and hooky bassline and like a lot of songs on the record, it’s triumphant and melancholy at once.”
The band’s guitarist Oscar Dawson explains, “This song is in some ways about isolation. Even when we’re surrounded by people we know and love, and even when we have so much access to other people, both IRL and in the cloud, we can feel alone. It’s easy to forget the fact that we are often surrounded by people who love us.”
The clip, directed by Astrid Salomon and filmed in Melbourne, has a story arc that follows three characters lost in their heads, wholly encompassing the realness of depression and the power of connection. The clip depicts sadness, elation and isolation all in the space of four minutes, and does so incredibly eloquently.
“This song tackles some heavy themes. They are heavy for us because of our own personal connections with loved ones who suffer from depression, and also with those who lost their battle,” says Dawson. “Astrid feels this same sense of connection, so we handed her the reins to create a clip to accompany this song. Really, the song is an acceptance of the uncertainty of isolation – that maybe you (or I) know that we’re loved by everyone, or maybe we don’t. It’s in accepting that uncertainty that we hope to be able to break down those walls between each other.”
The clip follows Holy Holy’s euphoric Like A Version for triple j a few weeks back.
Watch the clip below and catch Holy Holy on tour in a city near you over the next few months.