The Artist Explains: Peter Richard Adams - 'An Hour Ago'
Peter Richard Adams talks us through his playful DIY visuals for ‘An Hour Ago’ starring a toy dinosaur!
Where was the video filmed?
It was filmed in my tiny back garden in Walthamstow, London. It was shot in 14 minutes using toys I stole from my eldest child.
How does the video connect with the song?
Well it's basically a break up song... Although I was sure that people would want to see me in extreme close up as a single tear rolls down my distraught face, I also thought they might like to see a toy dinosaur singing. Without wanting to get too arty about the whole thing, I felt it may add a different perspective to the song... the key message now being: "make the most of every hour because you can never be sure when all life as you know it might be wiped from the face of the earth".
Can you tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
I suppose the key idea was to make a video as quickly and cheaply as possible. I like to think I achieved that while still maintaining a level of effects that would not have been out of place in Avengers Endgame. Thematically I suppose it's actually kind of bleak, end of the world type stuff with a side order of "and just when it couldn't get any worse, here's humanity". But it's probably best not to think about it too much. Just enjoy it. It's supposed to be at least somewhat amusing.
Any behind the scenes stories you could share with us?
The dinosaurs were largely great to work with and very professional with the exception of Dino - the main lead - who spent all 14 minutes snorting gak and claiming he was King of France.
What do you hope people take away from watching the video?
I just hope people enjoy it for what it is... which is a dinosaur singing.
Interview feature by Karla Harris
’An Hour Ago' is the first single to be taken from Peter Richard Adams’ forthcoming mini-album 'Oh No... It's Block!'.