Two years after Brilliant Sanity and their most recent EP Funf, British band Teleman announced a new album. Family of Aliens is out later this year We already shared “Submarine Life”; “Cactus” is a new excerpt. Watch the official video directed by Prosper.Pictures and Lone Taxidermists.
“This video is an anthropomorphisation of a cactus: an extremophilic, inflatable, spiky organism common to arid regions the world over. The important thing was to design a creature incapable of touching anything delicate or sensitive. I had wanted to work with Lone Taxidermist for a while and we both agreed on the main visual references. After making this video I am almost certain that Cacti actually prefer solitude, but we will never know for sure.” describes Prosper.Pictures.
Depicting the familiar esoteric ideas nestled amongst lead vocalist-guitarist Tom Sanders’ abstract lyrics; the song explores themes of loneliness, youthful ideals and how materialism can be a pretense to mask solitude. “[This song is] for people who spend a lot of time, money and thought on looking good but can’t actually let anyone get close to them. In youth, most preoccupations are base and wasteful – what to wear, what party to go to, who said what to whom. If you carry these on into later life you might be deeply unfulfilled” explains Sanders.