Dublin duo We Cut Corners have released their latest music video for their moving opus ‘Of Whatever’ from their new, acclaimed album ‘The Cadences of Others’.
The video was created and directed by Jon Hozier-Byrne of Stoneface Films, and features the model/actress Megan O’Malley sleeping, before drowning in her own bed.
The video communicates a sense of anxiety and of comfort being torn away by an unexpected, unwelcome wave of panic. What begins as an intimate, warm vignette slowly evolves into a gripping moment of real terror, all scored with We Cut Corner’s haunting, timely refrain; “A wave of whatever is sweeping the nation.”
“Jon draws from such a deep well of knowledge and nous that he instantly articulated as concise a vision for this song as we could have ever imagined,” says John Duignan of We Cut Corners. “The idea of ‘sleeping through’ the pivotal moments of your life is the ultimate expression of apathy, the major theme underpinning the song. The Klimtian tableaus that build toward the nightmarish denouement make for the most fitting visual foil to our favourite song on the new record.”
Jon Hozier-Byrne previous work includes music videos for Irish acts such as Little Hours, Hometown, and Hozier, as well as an entry in the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. He remarked, “We Cut Corners are one of those rare bands that you listen to once, and immediately know how special they are. John and Conall are real artists, they have a unique viewpoint and express it beautifully. With such rich source material, creating a video that tried to visually represent a specific, generational anxiety seemed the only fitting accompaniment.”
We Cut Corners are John Duignan and Conall Ó Breacháin. The pair have carved out a place in the Irish music scene with their unique mix of songs, from angular pop and garage rock to wistful indie-folk, always coupled with their unique lyrical deftness. Both We Cut Corners’ debut and sophomore albums were nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year.