“I wanted to describe what it’s like to be outside looking in. What’s it’s like to see something so clearly and yet not be able to get thru,” Tom Pritchard of the LA-based electro indie duo Western Scene says of his song “See What You Want To.” “I think there’s a lot of that going around.”
To bring a sense of momentum to that concept, the band had to slow things down to a crawl, with a stop-motion treatment that, among other things, animates a wooden kite-flying girl anchored to the ground by a cinder block as she tries to fly away.
“You see what you want to. I aint trying to hold you down,” he sings.
“The video is a glimpse into Emily’s world,” Pritchard says, of director Emily Wilder. “She takes from things around her, we found an old chair and she turned it into a character. She built all of the set at my wood shop. She felt a connection with song and wanted to portray the idea of skewed perception. How everyone sees the same thing but in different ways.”