mouth tooth’s ‘always lonely’ is a perfect kind of bummer

The masters of melancholy return with their latest weird, depressing and beautiful video.

by i-D Staff
28 November 2016, 12:30am

To be honest, we always expect a lot from Mouth Tooth videos — bandmates Rhys Mitchell and Max Turner both double as filmmakers. Their latest offering, Always Lonely, doesn't disappoint. While the cut and paste, green screen treat is visually striking, it also carries a considerable sense of melancholy as we see characters navigate the decaying and ominously titled Last Resort hotel.

Speaking to i-D, Max explained it "represents the inherent loneliness of being alive, of only ever knowing the universe from your infinitely small viewpoint." The production certainly matched the ethos: background footage used in the first act was filmed at an abandoned resort they came across on Magnetic Island. Describing it as the saddest place they had ever been, it was a perfect fit for a band that explain themselves as a "meditation in loneliness, expressing the melancholy of love lost and heartbreak."

Max adds that the overall narrative of isolation "flows between our video work, this is the second instalment and follows on from the Memory Foam clip." Check Always Lonely out and feel the perfect amount of blue.