Lost in the Trees Mine Abusive Past for 'All Alone in an Empty House' -- Video Premiere
Ari Picker and his band Lost in the Trees are interested in the pastoral and the orchestral. The Chapel Hill, N.C.-based folk group curate timeless arrangements while conjuring images of relationship turmoil and recovery. The title track of their newest album, 'All Alone in an Empty House,' is based on Picker's childhood, during which he witnessed constant bickering and abuse between his parents while his family slowly unraveled.
Branching out from his musical duties, Picker directed the song's heartbreaking video with the help of Jerry Stifelman and his CreatoDestructo Crew. The clip illustrates Lost in the Trees' delicate homage to fleeting love and dysfunction through backwoods drama and whimsical forest scenery.
"The video is a visual symphony of sometimes disturbing, other times beautiful imagery," Picker tells Spinner. "It follows the song's progression from bitterness to redemption -- from shotgun-knife standoff to a night sky filled with rising lanterns. It required band members to endure hardships like hanging from a tree between flaming ropes and being dragged facedown through dirt and leaves."
'All Alone in an Empty House' is available now via Anti records.
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