POLARIS DROP STAR WARS + MAD MAX-INSPIRED “VAGABOND” VIDEO — WATCH
Australian band POLARIS have shared the video for “Vagabond.”
Watch it here.
The track appears on the band’s ARIA-nominated The Death Of Me, out now via SharpTone Records.
Drawing visual inspiration from classic movies such as Mad Max, Star Wars, Dune, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and the aesthetics of festivals like Burning Man and Rainbow Serpent, the video was filmed entirely outdoors and shot in natural locations. Filming outdoors had its challenges, such as facing high winds, intense heat, military planes flying overhead, and a whole lot of other factors that made filming a very interesting experience.
“This video has been a long time in the making, and is probably the most ambitious visual project we’ve ever worked on,” says vocalist/bassist Jake Steinhauser. “When we first considered doing a video for ‘Vagabond,’ we knew that the vibrant sunny attitude of the song’s chorus was something we wanted to reflect in the visuals — something a lot brighter than what we’d normally go for.”
He continues, “The name of the song and the sound of the intro guitar motif had always inspired desert imagery for us, so we began the concept focusing more on the visual ideas we wanted to accomplish, with the narrative then forming naturally around those images and elements of the song’s lyrics. With the initial idea for the video having been conceived in early 2020, there was also a desire to show off the beautiful Australian landscape we’re lucky enough to call our backyard — a landscape that had recently been ravaged by a very long and intense bushfire season.