Premiere: Ghost in the Willow // Blue, Red, & Beige
Written by: Kayla Albee
While one should never live in the past, it’s nice to reflect back from time to time on the enjoyable experiences that you’ve had thus far in life. For some people, however, the past is a painful place, and one that’s best left alone. The new music video from Phoenix, AZ based folk punk singer-songwriter Ghost in the Willow (Gil Rodriguez) explores the latter with a back and forth between the good old days and a midlife crisis.
Gil’s cool, calm, and collected vocals walk the listener through the internal struggle of a man in despair. “I hate every minute of the day” becomes the focal point of the song as the narrator mourns the past.
This is a vulnerable video with black and white shots of the past mixed with colored shots of the present that intertwine. There’s a heavy emphasis on the fact that time changes, and so do you. This is a sad story that is all too familiar, and the music video shows a perspective that is often overlooked. Once the good old days are over, it can be hard to pull yourself out of the situation that you find yourself in.
You can watch the music video for “Blue, Red, & Beige” below — get ready for the nostalgic feelings!