Check out the epic video for Altos’ “Sing (For Trouble)”
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Altos’ new self-titled album already sounds like a movie soundtrack, but for the group’s first music video, local filmmaker Sean Williamson goes the other way. Williamson—who is also currently raising funds to finish his first feature, Heavy Hands—chooses to undercut the goose-pimpling drama of “Sing (For Trouble)” instead of trying to match it. Without any score, the video would be a quiet opera—a feeling more than a story—and sustained by the intense faces of the Altos and a narrative that lurks from character to character.
The impressive video was directed by Williamson and shot by Erik Ljung and Jon Salimes of Milwaukee’s High Frequency Media. If you were to see it in a bar with the sound off, you’d surely wonder “What the fuck is this movie I’m watching?” But with the sound on, you’d witness a thundering orchestra and a delicate story converge into one hell of a video. Check it out below.