‘Sandy’ gets the music video treatment and some fun 80s inspired visuals
UK artist producer and songwriter Conor McCabe, better known as Son of Cabe has always borrowed from the 1980’s when it comes to his glossy electronic indie pop sound, so the aesthetic of his latest music video for ‘Sandy’ is no surprise.
The video follows a janitor who uses music to escape the mundane reality of his work-life, being transcended into the role of front-man by the track in campy 80s fashion. This holds up due to the catchy and immersive appeal of the track, and the sense of carefree fun that both the track and its video provide.
“The idea for the video came about when a friend showed me the 1981 Sony Walkman commercial.” Son of Cabe told us. “I really liked the super bright, overly euphoric image of everyone having an absolute boogie, wearing their Walkman and headphones, and I really wanted to capture that 1980’s aesthetic. Sonically I’m super influenced by ’80s production and so I wanted the visuals to be stylistically cohesive with that”.
When the track and its video work so successfully together and provide such a sense of fun, it looks like this was achieved seamlessly.