ODDLAND has teamed up with Heavy Blog is Heavy.com to premiere the music video for “In The Eyes Of The Mourning.” The video clip was shot earlier in May by visual artist Santeri Ojanen, who is also the brother of ODDLAND’s singer/guitarist Sakari. This intriguing, eerie video is for the lead track from ODDLAND’s debut album The Treachery Of Senses, released on May 8th.
The band has checked in to comment as follows on the video clip: “We feel that the video turned out to be an extension of our music: it might be a lot to take in at first view, but I think you can definitely find more layers and little cool details unfold with more views. The mood of the video is melancholy as well as slightly weird and twisted to create that ODDLAND-feel and we think it works perfectly with the song. The video gives a nice representation of what the song is about: Grievance, losing someone meaningful and losing yourself, and the lengths our psyche and will go to in order to keep everything in balance. Shooting the video throughout the night was not a picnic, let me say, but the atmosphere was very cool. The dark forest was lighted with spotlights, and our protagonist – the clown – was performing various peculiar acts. It was a cool experience; you can imagine the atmosphere was quite unique and surreal. Navigating all the equipment deep into the dark forest and out was also an ‘adventure’ in itself ;)”
“The shoot was a wild one as we did almost everything in 12 hours. We started at 8pm and the last people left with eyes wide open at 8am. This was the first video for ODDLAND, so it was totally clear to me how I wanted to introduce the band. Dark forest works as a metaphor for where they come from. Our northern country is rooted in darkness and the profound energy of nature. I also wanted to capture the emotion of the song, as well as open a window to a subconscious side of the human mind,” Santeri Ojanen explains on the background of this video.
Watch the “In The Eyes Of The Mourning” video here: