This music video from Oliver Riot is brilliant 'Ivory Black'
Wow.. this music video from Oliver Riot is perhaps one of the coolest music video's we've featured on the site and we can't wait to share it with you. Made up of identical twin brothers, Benjamin and Alexander Moore—the duo are steadily making waves in the music scene with a string of releases that have generated over 17 million streams. Hailing from New Mexico, the twin brothers kicked off their careers busking in bars, breweries and on street corners before moving to the music mecca of Los Angeles.
With their new release, 'Ivory Black', the duo delivers a powerful message behind their new song that basically tells the story of a young woman attempting to hold on to her sanity while battling her own inner demons. It's something that a lot of people can relate to and Oliver Riot touches on the struggle in a creative and artistic way.
"Our goal with this video is to depict the disorientation of "Pure-O OCD", which we have both been diagnosed with. The piece starts with the main character, who while tangibly safe within the walls of a literal home is simultaneously lost in other realities, wading in and out of delusion. Within "safe" circumstances - like resting in the comfort of her own bath - she attempts to unwind and find mental clarity; nonetheless, her mind slowly slips off into deeply skewed fantasies. We really tried to show the confusion that comes from the increasingly deafening silence cabin fever has on the mind as it becomes more and more lost. From one moment to the next the main character neurotically shouts at her demons, then laughs with them in sombering surrender, attempting to hold on to a thin line between mania and reality - a feeling we both are very familiar with. In the spirit of total vulnerability, we want this piece to serve as a reflection of our own daily process. Hence, the overall theme comes to a close with the main character resting in defeat exhausted by looming disconnection. Hopefully, this shows some insight into the world of Pure-O OCD and helps other "sufferers" feel less alone." - Oliver Riot on the "Ivory Black" music video
We love what Oliver Riot is bringing to the table and we strongly encourage you to check out some of the artist's work when you get the chance. Don't forget to connect with the duo online to stay up to date on any future releases and enjoy!
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