The emotional video for ‘Counting’ features Both Autre Ne Veu and Mykki Blanco nursing a dying grandmother…
Riley says: “When I first heard ‘Counting’, I thought it was a love song. In a way, it is. The song contemplates the loss and death of a family member.
We set the video almost entirely in a hospital room, which is unfortunately where the majority of people in this country spend their final moments. A dying figure lies motionless in a hospital bed, her face obscured with an oxygen mask. Arthur and Mykki become nurses, silently attending to their duties.
The video focuses on the routine details of the hospital room: the bed, its occupant, fluid dripping through the IV, the EKG, a half-deflated balloon. These mundane objects take on a life of their own. The strobing lights suggest a dance, but also flashbacks.
For me the ‘Counting’ video is about memory; how when you want to hold on to a person, you try to remember every detail about them, no matter how insignificant.”‘Anxiety’ is available via the Software Recording Co. February 25th, 2013 in limited vinyl edition as well as CD and digital release.autreneveut.com