The Artist Explains: George Ogilvie - 'Nowhere'
Canterbury singer-songwriter George Ogilvie speaks to us about his black and white visuals for, ‘Nowhere’ comprised of beautiful scenic clips filmed on the Isle of Harris.
’Nowhere’ is the title track taken from Ogilvie’s current EP, composed of four remarkable, atmospheric and organic songs circling the theme of isolation.
George Ogilvie Explains:
Where was the video for ’Nowhere' filmed?
It was filmed on a trip to the Isle of Harris in the spring of last year where the song was written
How does the video connect with the song?
I took short clips throughout our time there with an idea in the back of my mind that I might piece them together at some point and as I took inspiration from the surroundings the song began to form and it seemed like the perfect fit
Could you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
I wanted to capture the atmosphere of possibly the most unique place I have been to. You feel so far from the outside world, it’s so natural and untouched and the environment is stunning. The emptiness is what inspired ‘Nowhere’’s theme of isolation and the choice of black and white seemed to bring out the darker tones of the song and also add to the nostalgic feel
Is there a message the message the video is trying to convey?
Songs always take me back to times and places, in my writing I’m often influenced by nature and scenery and like to incorporate my experiences so this was meant as more of a video diary to let the viewer into the mindset and feel of where the song originated from.
Interview Feature by Karla Harris