Today we’re thrilled to bring you the premiere for ‘Out Of My Head’, from Marti West, taken from his recently released album, Talking To Strangers. “Out of my head” is a captivating folk pop track that is bound to linger in your mind long after listening to it. You could say you’ll have a hard time getting it, out of your head. From the moment the song starts, its infectious melody and upbeat rhythm grab your attention and make you want to sing along.
The song’s lyrics are undoubtedly the highlight of the track, as they manage to capture the relatable feeling of being stuck in a mental loop. The video is as if it’s shot through the lens of an old VHS camcorder which transports the viewer back to a time when nostalgia and sentimentality were at their peak.
Though, it features a bit of a twist. The video which was directed by Babalouis, follows a young woman, played by Andrea Bellometti, as she captures a terrible discovery on camera. Fueled by resentment, she watches the video again and is transported back in time through the camera to exact her revenge.
Marti West discusses the video’s premise:
‘In “Out Of My Head’, the lead girl (Andrea Bellometti) prepares to face an inner conflict regarding her partner (Charlie Rowe). Conceived by emerging director Babalouis, ‘Out Of My Head’ was shot on both film and camcorder, interweaving the two mediums in such a way as to make us question love, trust, and reality itself.
Based in London, UK and born in Tuscany to a family of musicians, Anglo-Italian singer and songwriter Marti West has spent the last 6 years building a career through his bittersweet blend of introspective indie folk and ethereal harmonies. His 2016 debut EP Istanbul was followed by a UK tour, where he played some of the country’s iconic indie venues like The Troubadour in Earl’s Court and Bristol’s The Fleece. Months later, his single ‘Feels Like Home’ started turning heads, landing a sync placement on NBC’s The Village.
The momentum continued building with his 2019 single ‘Give Me Light’, which was used in Volvo’s First Trip commercial, and was recently licensed for Netflix’s hit movie Love in the Villa. Inspired by The War On Drugs, Amanda Bergman, and Big Red Machine, his music is comparable to Simple Minds, Bon Iver, and The Tallest Man On Earth.
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