Trick Mist is an Irish electronic songwriter based in Manchester. Coinciding with his debut EP ‘Jars in Rows’, Trick Mist presents his ‘Gap Series’. These are videos made for Trick Mist’s music but without his involvement in the process. Multiple artists were invited to respond to a song from the EP and in turn create a reactionary piece of video work based solely on their perception.
Trick Mist -The EP is very observational in nature. I think that’s because I was a new resident to Manchester. Each song on the EP explores specific topics. Change, love, value systems, escapism and acceptance all get a run out. I had this constant image of them all lined up beside each other hence the title ‘Jars in Rows’.
The song is about acceptance. It was written after my old dog died! Acceptance is something that is very much drawn from the real world. The song draws from the mystical and the other worldly in order to explore this very real thing. As a story it hopes to be highly visual and emotive much like a fairytale would captivate a child.
Here is the video created by Freddie Leyden:
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Here’s what he had to say about the process…..
The imagery that Gavin had conceived within ‘Another’s Tale’ struck me immediately. The colours and textures were all there in the song. The faded navy blues and greys.
To me it was about the naivety of youth but not in a patronising way. When the song concludes you get a sense that the narrator has learnt something, he has aged, he is looking back fondly.