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Flagpole Premieres: Curt Castle, ‘Aminoketone’ Video


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.

Says Castle:

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: