The Band Explains: Tales - 'So Blue'


Adelaide five-piece Tales, talk to us about their gorgeous, cinematic visuals for their serene and dreamy alternative folk single, 'So Blue'.

Tales Explains:
Where was the video for 'So Blue' filmed?

The entire clip was filmed in Adelaide, South Australia.

How does the video connect with the song?
The song is about trying to be optimistic when life is throwing you lemons. You can't let the little things get you down in times of vulnerability.
This clip portrays a man going through the process of dealing with a dark time in his life. It shows the vulnerability in one person, and how it can slowly but surely effect you in times of struggle. It's very imagery and metaphor-heavy.

Any behind the scenes stories?
None of the band members were present during the filming of this video. We were all snowboarding instead.

Massive credit to our directors: Rory Pippan, Luke Franceschini & Nikita Kimiye. Credit to our actors: Kieran Hookway &; Clare McGarvey.

Could you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
This clip's theme was made to be set in the early 90s with perfectly framed tripod shots and beautiful natural lighting. With each frame, we gain access into a man's everyday struggle to find happiness.

What is the message the video is trying to convey?
Throughout the clip you see the male actor looking out to the sky, seeing how blue and beautiful it is. In those moments, the chorus lines sing "The sky is so blue, so it doesn't even matter". To me, the message is, happiness is not permanant; however, no matter how sad/stressed or mad you are, just take the time to breathe and reflect. People tend to jump the gun and overthink a lot of personal issues, but most of the time, things aren't always as bad as they seem.

Interview Feature by Karla Harris