Mountain Bird reveals the video to accompany his latest single ‘Hiding Underwater’, which is out now via Nettwerk Records. His darkest single yet, the video directed by Maren Langer is out now.
The second installment to the Swedish artist’s upcoming EP, DearBrainLetMeSleep, ‘Hiding Underwater’ was released earlier this month; a powerfully melancholic rave-tinged anthem, with deceptively dark lyrics such as “I often wish a second life/Where I was feeling better/showing all my feathers”, it showcases Adam’s strength of ability in writing deeply personal music that has the power to move.
Written after Mountain Bird (aka Adam Öhman) moved to Berlin and was struggling to settle there after a breakup with his longtime girlfriend, ‘Hiding Underwater’ is “about living with a depressive state of mind and somehow always looking at things from a perspective of melancholy”. On the title, Adam explains that, during the darkest of times, “I just want to jump down and sleep under the surface of water where everything is quite and calm for a little while.''
Suitably filmed in Berlin where the song was written, in the video we see Adam in solitude across a combination of 4 different storylines in the city, including particularly vulnerable shots of Adam underwater, putting the imagery of the song to film. Just as brooding as the song itself, the video uses a beautifully melancholic palette of blues, greys, blacks, and oranges. With Adam the only person featured in the video, it perfectly captures the feeling of loneliness that ‘Hiding Underwater’ exudes.