Irish Singer Dermot Kennedy releases his latest music video, “Moments Passed,” directed by Nabil Elderkin, who also did the works of Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean and Kanye West.
Shot in black and white, this music video brings the song’s impassioned symbolism framed by his raw lyrics and natural talent for storytelling. He’s been getting a lot of supporters for telling great stories within his music and this really spotlight’s Kennedy’s powerful voice.
“It’s the story of a lonely older man who has been laid low by loss,” Kennedy said in an interview with VMAN on the concept of the video. “And the video is based around him, but it’s also based on his memories, which focus on happier times, when he was passionate, full of life and in love. And now in his old age he is none of those things, due to the loss he has suffered.”
“The memories are his only consolation, and he relives them constantly in his head, pining for those times when he was young. These themes of loss and intense love are also key to the song, and to lots of my music. Nabil and I discussed the idea, but the very first thing he did when we spoke on the phone was tell me what he took from the song, in terms of the meaning he found in it, and he nailed it, so it felt like we were instantly off to a good start.”
Watch the music video below: