New Noise Magazine is pleased to bring forth the music video for “Lost At Sea” by Belgian outfit The Rocket. The band utilizes a synth driven sound that blends the upbeat styles of pop-punk with an infectious style of beats. Check the video below and learn more about the band in this exclusive premiere! The track will be available on all digital platforms in the next couple of days.
Could you please present your single ‘Lost At Sea’? What’s the story behind this song?
“Lost At Sea”’s a song about feeling small within a failing relationship. It’s about the inability to steer the ship the other way while there’s clearly an iceberg in sight (pardon the sea pun). It’s the second new song to be released from our upcoming album, and we’re really proud of it.
In the clip for “Lost At Sea,” we see an (at first careless) young kid trying to cope with the outcome of his own undoing: he wishes everyone in the world would just vanish – which is exactly what happens. In the end though, he can’t handle the loneliness. I guess one of the main sentiments we tried to express with this is “wish for the best but be careful what you wish for”. Also: if you want something bad enough, it might just happen and that’s not always a good thing.
The video was completely produced by Fred & Stijn – even the toy rocket and cockpit were made by them. The band received help from an external camera operator for some of the shots but all post production and the concept was 100% The Rocket. We’re really happy with how it the video turned out, and we think it conveys and enhances the message of the song great.
How was the shooting experience for this video? Any funny story to share with us?
Shooting for this one was fun but intense. We filmed for one full day (starting early in the morning), and unfortunately that day was an exceptionally cold day. That was pretty heavy on us but especially on the star of the video: Emile, the mini-rocketeer. We got to go to the zoo with a film crew (you can see the shots in the second half of the video) and visited a cinema while there was no one around though, so Emile got some unforgettable experiences in return for services rendered!
After the filming, the actual process of finishing the clip was pretty arduous and tedious. The post production technique is really… artisanal, for the lack of a better word. Every single frame had to be checked and rechecked, exported and imported again. A boring but ultimately rewarding exercise in patience!