Earlier this year, Trace Mountains — the solo project of LVL UP’s Dave Benton — released an expanded version of his 2014 Buttery Sprouts EP, appropriately dubbed Buttery Sprouts & Other Songs, and today he’s shared a video for one of the newer ones called “Bring The Mountain To Me.” The video, which was directed by Tara Bayat, takes on the muted and neutral palate of the song as it follows a man jogging through the woods.
“The video’s conception stemmed from Dave’s interest and influence of impressionist paintings in which the subjects blend with their natural surroundings,” Bayat explains. “It was from there that I got the image of these still, almost ghostly figures, gracefully plopped in a forest, or a lake. I wanted to juxtapose that stillness with motion, personified in a jogger, undecidedly running to or from these serene yet haunting figures.” Watch below.
Buttery Sprouts & Other Songs is out now.