Liverpool 3-piece Real Terms have put up this excellent, rotoscope-inspired animation for track ‘Scared of Everyone’. The video forms as a cross-continental collaboration with Australian visual artist David Newton of North South Media, utilising Jim Cork (Holding Patterns, Crash of Rhinos) artwork from 2020 EP ‘Housework’.
‘Scared of Everyone’ is taken from 2020 EP, ‘Housework’, out last year on Vested Interest.
“We were instantly intrigued when David Newton approached us with the concept”, says Lynny, guitarist from Real Terms, “and we loved that it is centred around Jim’s artwork.” “The artwork always stuck out to me when I first purchased their EP”, says Newton.
“I had this idea in my mind for a long time – fortunately for me, ‘Scared of Everyone’ was the only song from Housework that didn’t yet have a video.”
The live action footage was filmed in Liverpool by the band, then layered and manipulated by Newton in Australia, who adds: “It was definitely odd for me not having the ability to guide and direct on location, but the band provided so many ideas and it was a breeze when it came to putting the elements together.”
Above: vinyl stickers by Jim Cork which feature on 'Housework'.
Both the artwork and song were composed and released pre-pandemic so the thematic links to an omnipresent global lockdown are an interesting byproduct. Lynny adds: “In hindsight, the artwork and video seem to speak to the way that everyone has had to adapt their lives drastically and make the most of their immediate surroundings. There’s also a playfulness about the video which I really like.”
Real Terms begin recording their debut full length album in April.