Photo Credit: Jayleigh Harkai
Last January, former Reptar and Semicircle member Curt Castle released a stellar debut, If I'm Here at All, which found the Georgia musician putting a sure-footed electropop spin on his previous bands' exploratory indie rock.
A year later, he's finished a super cool stop-motion video for one of the record's standout tracks, the steady, sparkling "Aminoketone."
Today, we're pleased to premiere the clip, created by Castle in conjunction with Noah Egle.
The song is named after an antidepressant I'm sometimes on, and basically chronicles the mixed feelings I have about using medication as a way of dealing with mental health struggles. I know it's *check watch* over a year later than it should be for "music video premieres" for an album that came out in January 2019, but hey, you don't write songs about antidepressants from a wealth of experience "following through" or "feeling confident enough to share" or "getting out of bed in the morning." I've found a lot of solace, strength and comfort in seeing people I respect being open with their issues, so I'm trying to push myself a step more into the open by talking about this song and video. I hope this video makes you smile, and I hope you have friends and family like I do to push you when you need it.
Check it out below: