American Idol season 9 winner Lee DeWyze dropped a new 3 song EP Castles on Friday (Oct 25). The singer songwriter also released a music video for the title track.
For the song’s music video, Lee worked with Sean Film, using stop-motion video to create a nostalgic world. Lee told Pop Matters where the video premiered: “I kind-of put a look-book together. I got colors that I liked, feelings that I liked, and imagery that I liked and put them all together for Seen Film to look over. A good inspiration for it was Where the Wild Things Are. I wanted that feeling of being comfortably uncomfortable.”
“The goal of the video and the song is to take you to childhood moments and relieve them emotionally,” Lee said, “Seen Film did such an amazing job capturing what ‘Castles’ is that it’s kind of unbelievable. From the beginning, I wanted something that I would make people feel a certain way. When I saw it for the first time, I was blown away.”
As far as the song’s them goes, Lee told Pop Matters: “‘Castles’ is a bittersweet thing. When people grow older, I think they know that the truth is that they can never feel exactly how they felt in these memories again. That feeling that your worries were so small and the world was so big and exciting. It still is, but when you’re younger, it feels like the world cares so much about it. When you get older, you realize that you’re not the only fish in the pond and that it’s up to you to get by.”
Castles Track List
1. Night and Day
3. We Were Alive
Watch the “Castles” Music Video below.