MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014 |
Posted by: Aimee Curran
You're only young once, but you can regret not cherishing that time forever. That's how I felt when watching Arms and Sleepers new video for "Swim Team."
The video is quite simple. Two friends in home video footage from 1997, goofing off in the pool, spliced together with footage of them in present day, goofing off in the pool as if they never aged. Something about this mix pulled at my heartstrings -- a reminder of how fast time flies.
"Swim Team" is easily a play-on-repeat song that takes you on a melodic beat driven journey. With no distinctive lyrics, the ambient/trip hop duo keeps your ears open and eyes glued to the video, making you wish for a time machine to take you back to a place when things weren't so complicated.
"I used to be the karate kid, growing up in my old home - the basement was the place where my brother and I could become anything," director Joseph Ghaleb tells Baeble. "But on the weekends we were allowed to use the pool, which became the ultimate stage for our fantasies. I guess some things never change."