You probably shouldn’t spend time overthinking on a music video littered with stylistic approaches to introspection or maybe, the lack of it. But in the case of Earthmover’s “Two,” you’re compelled to examine the cinematic reel to nowhere and beyond, the troubling melancholia as seen in the lead character’s eyes. Director Sari Cruz is brilliant at capturing the mood and feel of someone literally drowning on his own personal debacles, sending mixed messages with a hint of grim.
It’s easily one of the most interesting local videos of the year. And it helps that the visual companion somehow matches Earthmover’s brand of atmospheric, proggy post-rock, devoting to moods and moments, and everything in between.