Vision: Young Astronaut, Chasing El Dorado
Every now and then, a music video comes along that stands out for its film-like quality, storytelling ability and great direction that adds something extra to the music, See for yourself but we think that Young Astronaut and Richard Dimery have done themselves proud.
Directed by Richard Dimery (James Bay, Lower Than Atlantis, Neck Deep), the video for Chasing El Dorado was shot on location at the roller disco Rollerworld in Colchester. The band loved the look of the place as it felt authentically 90s with old arcade machines, traditional burger bar, vintage red skates and then they posted an advert on their Facebook page to see if any skaters would be interested. The response was overwhelming, having received hundreds of emails from people wanting to get involved.
The song itself is a mix of all kinds of indie put into one pot: indie pop, indie rock as well as some pastoral indie folk. It was produced by the Grammy award winning Geoff Swan (White Lies, Ed Sheeran, Bastille), it is taken from their forth-coming album called A Gold Frontier which will be out everywhere 7th April.
5th April- Lock Tavern, London
30th April- Teddy Rocks Festival
Young Astronaut told us about the video: ‘In short the song is a travelling song. It’s about making the decision to leave your home comforts, job, relationships etc. to travel alone and the challenges you may face doing so. The video acts a metaphor by focusing on the main protagonist who is a great roller skater and wants to be a part of her local roller skating community but struggles with her confidence. She gets this confidence knocked early in the video but eventually overcomes this and wins a skating showdown at the end of the video.’