login

Black Rain video contest winner

16 July 2012

Thank you so much for all the amazing entries for the Genero video competition. There were so many great ideas and brilliantly executed pieces of art.

We loved Andy Marsh’s video for Black Rain. There’s a heartbreaking sense of a young boy’s dreams gone awry, a yearning for innocent times and high hopes, of love and kindness remembered in the face of violence and fear. Of course, I can’t say whether that’s what was intended at all! But either way the atmosphere of this story fits beautifully with the sense of the song, and even the sense of Strangeland as a record. The ghostly and surreal mood of the video also works perfectly with the feel of the music itself – sound and visuals complement each other and give each other more power, which is the ultimate achievement for a music video.

Tim