The 1975 have released the new video for their single ‘Don’t Worry’.
The song, which featured on the band’s new album Notes On A Conditional Form, arrives with a message of environmental hope with the clip.
The new visuals, which have been directed by VR artist Rindon Johnson, depicts a 3D city with a focus on clean energy and environmentally friendly earth. “In almost all my work, I like to make sure that if I’m animating a different type of reality, it speaks to the possibility of a different state of being and relation,” Johnson said of the clip. “I wanted to set this film in a permaculture city; one that lives harmoniously with the earth and encourages the slow stillness of being in direct dialogue with one’s natural surroundings.”
Discussing the song in more detail, the director added: “I closed my eyes and sort of felt the movement of a really gentle dance and thought it might be a nice way to speak towards that sensation. To think about different forms of closeness. I also didn’t want to do anything too over the top because the song demands something quiet and straightforward; a kind of direct address to another person.”
Speaking about the collaboration with the 3D artist, the band added: “It’s a moment of empathy and perhaps erotic frisson; a socially distanced romance. During this time of crises, particularly in urban centers and in the United States, many of us have been thinking about how modern cities and societies can be improved; and Johnson has not only been dreaming of what these cities could look like, but also of the kinds of lives we might live within them.”