- 20 Mar 20
The black-and-white video powerfully portrays the struggle between inner and outer self.
Mick Flannery has just released the stunning music video for 'Wasteland', a powerful standout track from his critically-acclaimed self-titled album.
The black-and-white video, directed by Sinéad McDevitt, portrays the universal struggle between outer and inner self. The inner voice calls for attention, the outer shows it away. Actor Steve Wall masters his impressive emotional range with moving and nuanced micro-aggressions, supplementing the power the song itself carries.
Commenting on the release of the film today, Mick says: “Here is some new content in strange times. Hopefully you are coping with the challenges, mentally and otherwise. I’d like to thank all involved in the making of this video, especially to Sinéad McDevitt who directed, and Steve Wall who starred. I think they did a great job, I’m happy this is being released. All the best.”
McDevitt says: "“When I first listened to Wasteland, it hit me in the belly. F**k that's powerful. I started writing the treatment and as I listened more and more, I was reminded of the older men in my life. The generation who embody that stoic, outer ‘performative’ self – with the inner, more vulnerable self hidden away somewhere."
Watch the Fastnet Film Festival-selected video below.