After releasing the video for their dual-release single “Blunt Force,” AP Tobler wasted no time in dropping the video for “Eclipse.” The rising grunge-rock artist uses their own experiences to write passionate and poetic songs. Their last releases, “Eclipse” and “Blunt Force” are connected songs about the same experience in different stages, the immediately after in “Eclipse” and the moving on and coping part in “Blunt Force.”
AP writes music with heavy riffs and complex themes, holding mental health topics as vital influences in their songwriting. AP aims to share their experiences with anxiety and depression by crafting songs rooted in grunge and alternative rock, with hopes that these thematic elements will speak to listeners who are going through similar experiences. The video for “Eclipse” captures their pain and anguish. The images are not still and are constantly moving, shaking, or vibrating, symbolizing their mind working through the trauma. Even if the images feels still, we can see that it’s hard to get away from their own mind. It’s like a visual disconnect with their mind, body, and soul. The lyrics are what drives the song and the video forward, a visually stunning piece.
“The video for Eclipse was filmed as a family project. It is directed and filmed by my dad while my mom and brother assist with video artwork, concepts, and filming locations. Eclipse is about the struggle of not being able to let go of past trauma. The song explores deep, often distracting, feelings and we used disorienting and warping imagery to represent the struggle to gain clarity. Images of Blunt Force (B-side) are blended into the video to tie the stories together. The core imagery is based off the album cover and was shot close to my home in San Jose, CA. The video is more artistic and abstract and I hope it conveys a deeper meaning to the song.”
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