TOPS snuck into our best albums of 2014 list with Picture You Staring, and “Outside” exemplifies the album’s appeal — like Berlin’s “Every Breath You Take,” but more playful. For the interactive video, director Fantavious Fritz shot lead singer Jane Penny dancing and singing from various angles and compiled the various perspectives into a movable video collage. Here’s how Fritz explained it:
“Outside” is one of my favourite tracks! It carries such sublime simplicity and unity, like a well-curated collage or painting of sounds. This website came out of a desire to experiment with the internet as a medium and visually portray this idea of collage with video / performance. In “Outside,” the internet serves as a canvas for play with colours, shapes and moving kinetic form, allowing for many different viewings of the piece.
Play around with the video here.