Treble artist Alex Tepper, aka "Here Comes Brooklyn", is back at it with some pretty moving visuals for his new track, "Moon".
The music video follows the story of a toddler and puppy, ultimate archetypes of innocence, as they interact with the world. The life cycle of a modern musician, as he sees it, is innocence, excitement, and optimism → rejection, feelings of unfairness, anger → perseverance, acceptance, and love. In turn, the character’s paths mirror this cycle starting with the newness of a bright, beautiful world → the frightening realization that you’re alone in this life → finding salvation, peace of mind, and purpose in the music and people you love.
Of the song, Here Comes Brooklyn remembers:
"At the time I wrote this song, I was really down on music as a career. Even now, it doesn’t really seem like there’s a way to live a comfortable life by writing and recording music. Which is super depressing. Eventually, though, I decided that I was going to survive and do what I love no matter what. That meant, most likely, a life of a second-choice job that would support the music.
I decided that I was going to survive and do what I love no matter what.
The song is a coming of age story for anyone who has decided to grit their teeth, trudge forward through the mud, and refuse to give up on a dream. No matter what. Sometimes all it takes is a perspective shift and a willingness to change.