Drew Davies’ new music video for ‘X and Y’ features the artist crossing paths with a couple on the verge of breaking up. Backdrops of empty London streets and pubs create an unsettlingly grim image, suggesting loneliness and isolation. We are left to wonder, and rewatch the video in order to understand the layers that it suggests there to be, as the lyrical content contrasts with the video. Or maybe not? Maybe Drew’s lonely outings in the video capture his emotional isolation that is evident in the lyrics.
Davies adds his opinion on the video, “The video for ‘X and Y’ acts as a waypoint in time, given that the lockdown was announced hours after we finished shooting. There was a strange atmosphere in the air and London was pretty much like a ghost town; I think because of this and the work of Henry Croston (Director) the video acts as a time capsule for what’s been a very unusual period in our lives.”
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