PREMIERE: TOPAZ Releases New Visual For His Latest Single "Bloodshot Eyes"


TOPAZ is ready to unleash the visuals for his latest release "Bloodshot Eyes". The new video features modest animation, transforming a subject reminiscent of clay. As the group refrained from using computer generated images, instead of hand drawing and painting each frame. The object molds into several shapes and figures almost organically, fueling the abstractions present in the single.

A unique attempt at creativity, TOPAZ excels with this latest creative endeavor. Choosing to collaborate with João Coutinho and FIlipa Rodrigues, both helped establish a small set of goals that would build an atmosphere that complemented the song through minimal animation set in just a few different scenes. Inspired by the moody sounds in early mixes, the color scheme of black and white instinctively paired with the feel of the video. An approach inspired by illustrators like Alexander Girard and Adam Highton, who skillfully experimented with clean geometry. The result is a simple visualizer video, just a step away from a plain image.

An incredible unique approach to music video production, this latest release is inspiring to any minimalist fan out there.

About TOPAZ: Zack Johnson is a 23-year-old Chicago-based musician and recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago. After playing guitar in several jazz groups throughout his teenage years, he decided to branch out and released the Half Awake EP in 2013. 

Two years later, after a handful of one-off singles, he released Phrases EP in 2015. His debut album, Faux Linear, is set to release in Spring 2017.

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