Video Voyageur: 3Qs with Radiant Reveries

Born in NYC, Radiant Reveries has cultivated their hypnotizing, spirit raising rock n roll in the heart of the concrete jungle.  Their new video for “Missing” is their greatest masterpiece yet. From lofts and galleries to bars and venues.Radiant Reveries is somewhere between the streetwise psychedelia of The Velvet Underground blended with the angst driven enthusiasm of 90’s alternative.

With an energetic rawness yet classic sound they explore the light, the dark and the spaces in between.
Radiant Reveries is fronted and founded by partners in life and in art,  Adam Wallace (vocal/guitar) and Karolina Wallace (vocal/guitar/percussion). We caught up with the group to get the lowdown on the new video.

Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically? 

The seeds of Missing were planted a while ago during a particularly challenging time.  We had a lot of deaths in our family and in our community, there was a heaviness in the air.  The core of the song came to Adam around then.  It was really stripped down with Adam on acoustic guitar and Karolina on the tom drum.  It took a few years of playing it live and demoing to get Missing into its current form.  The song really came together when we recorded it with Don DiLego at Velvet Elk Studios with our live band.  Once we decided that Missing would be the lead single off the album, we went to work figuring out how to visualize the song.  Friend, collaborator and filmmaker Alexander Evan Morales was brought on to help manifest the visuals.  

What was the inspiration behind this video(visuals, storyline, etc.)? 

From the start we wanted there to be mystery, abstraction, psychedelia, timelessness and a touch of the occult.  We decided on a bold color palette of Red,Green,Blue and that we would all be wearing white.  The lights and smoke were somewhat inspired by live club shows, which we had been doing a lot of at that time.  Another visual inspiration was an experimental photo series that Adam has been working on that involves light painting.  Alexander took this all and ran with it.  

What was the process of making this video?

It was very very DIY.  The band was the cast and the crew and we shot the video over an entire Sunday night at a studio in Brooklyn, sunset to sunrise.  Alexander was also the producer, dp and editor.  A true hero!  

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