Following up the success of his debut single, ‘Rebel’, praised by the likes of The Rodeo, Our Culture, and When The Horn Blows, Montreal-based newcomer, Ormiston returns with the glitzy, retro-inspired video treatment to his hit single, ‘Rebel.’
Directed by Ariel Poupart, the ‘Rebel’ music video cleverly ties in a number of sonic themes featured throughout the track and interprets them as fun, visual and stylistic queues waiting to be discovered.
Speaking on his inspiration behind the video, cinematographer Ariel Poupart shares:
“Along with Ormiston, we decided to go with a Top of the Pops setting for his musical performance. I loved the texture of the song ‘Rebel’ that felt very analogic to me. I wanted to recreate that same texture though the images and got very inspired by everything that could alter the image. When we settled on using old cathodic televisions as a means to distort and modify the visuals, I got very enthusiastic and so we got 13 of them!”
Filmed in a production studio with a live band, old-school colour grading and projected onto old, CTV TV’s, the ‘Rebel’ music video has all the necessary bells and whistles of an old-meets-new alternative chillwave gem, seamlessly blending early 2000’s visuals with a modern sound, funk-fuelled bassline and disco-ready beats. Ormiston is firmly on the stairway to success and with a debut album due out in the spring, there’s no telling what more this trailblazer has in store for us next.
Listen to Ormiston – Rebel
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