PREMIERE: Talos Focuses on the Outsider in “See Me” Video
For his latest intricate synth-pop orchestration, Talos offers up a heartfelt video—despite its dark subject matter.
Last month saw the release of Irish electronic artist Talos’s first single since his 2017 debut, Wild Alee: “See Me” is a breezy orchestral affair positioning Eoin French’s soaring Ezra Koenig falsetto over downbeat boom-bap electronics. Today, he’s sharing a Masaki Shimeno–directed, equally lush video for the track seemingly inspired by the recent trend in ’80s-set TV series and, believe it or not, serial killers. French explains:
“The ‘See Me’ lyrics were partly inspired by the life of serial killer Ed Kemper. For the video, it would have been an easy thing to pick up on this dark subject matter and make something directly inspired by it. Instead what we have is, in a way, a sort of prequel to his life. We are confronted with innocence and humanity, and a character that finds himself in a world where he is an outsider seeking his place in it.”