White Town – Anywhere But Here

This is the last day of this year so it seemed appropriate to stick the last video up from ‘Monopole’ today.

In December 2010, I filmed the first video for ‘Monopole,’ ‘Cut Out My Heart.’

Three years on and I’ve done what I set out to do, make a video for each of the eleven tracks on the album. It’s been a difficult process but I’ve learned loads through taking it on. Which is why I did it, of course.

When I look at the early vids, part of me imagines the better edit I could do now, the more consistent framing or cinematography. But each one was the best I could do at the time and like every album and every song I’ve ever written, I’m proud of them all.

‘Anywhere But Here’ is the last song on ‘Monopole’ as well as being the last to have a video made. I remember recording it one afternoon. I felt like my heart was freezing inside me, this dreadful coldness and weight. I imagined it like a great iceberg, calving into the sea.

So I set up one mic and sang this song. One mic, one take, one track. No autotune, no massaging, no fucking editing. My voice is my voice, my guitar is my guitar.

All I have left is my honesty, I don’t ever now if I even had the truth.

I’m glad this year is coming to an end. I’m hoping 2014 is better.

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December 31, 2013. Videos.