This morning I used to be reflecting on the cycles of panic our society is consistently put by means of. It seems like simply yesterday we have been being bombarded with illness and demise — and whereas the illness and demise by no means stopped, the psychological siege moved on to nuclear struggle, tradition struggle, and monetary disaster. We’re a lot simpler to regulate and direct once we’re mired in concern — it’s a lot simpler to transform us to a false savior once we’re determined for contentment and we’re force-fed chaos. Donnie Doolittle captures the psychological technique of concern and desperation to paranoia and sick salvation in his video for his good single “This Great World.” With an alluring sound that ranges from darkish people to put up punk to gothic rock, he carries me by means of the self-sacrificing destructive mindstate that so many people have lived inside, no matter what’s on the planet round us. It’s a spot that outdoors forces can take us, however solely we will discover our means out of. It’s off his upcoming self-titled album, Donnie Doolittle, which comes out on April seventh — pre-order it right here. Proper now, mirror on the depths you’ve explored over the previous few years and ask your self when you’ve shattered the phantasm of your disempowerment but.
In penning this video, I took my first crack at making a brief psychological horror movie, influenced by motion pictures like Deep Pink, Suspiria, and Mandy. So far as the track goes, I wrote the vast majority of it on the peak of the 2020 quarantine, when the world was a particularly horrifying place. Like many, I quickly misplaced myself. I used to be feeding into my very own concern. I finally snapped out of it, to turn into a greater me. As a matter in fact, these occasions occurred throughout the confines of my dwelling. All of this was the inspiration of the video’s story, which additionally solely takes place inside my dwelling, my world.
Written & Directed by Donnie Doolittle
Cinematography by Josh Rob Thomas & Jesse Clasen
Edited by Donnie Doolittle, Josh Rob Thomas, and Jesse Clasen