You pass out in the desert, only to wake up to find yourself being followed around by a series of increasingly strange, albeit attractive women. There’s the old-timey astronaut looking one, the angel, the glamorous dancer type… Who hasn’t been there at least once, right? But here, in the hands of director Phillip Lopez, and set to the music of Wolf Colony, it all comes together to make a curious sort of sense.
“‘Holy’ is a song about not being holy and not being perfect,” Wolf Colony, the New York artist behind the song explais. “I came up with the original concept of the video and Philip expanded on it. I am a huge fan of his work, and was very excited to work with him.” In the video, shot in the California desert, the various characters the protagonist meets, including Breanna Box, are meant to represent different types of temptation, he says.
“The main character goes on a journey of self discovery through self doubt. In the end he finds an oasis which symbolizes being found.”
“The video to me really came from Wolf Colony,” Lopez adds. “He detailed this idea of a man lost in the desert, searching for something unknown, and wanted him to encounter a personification of a devil and eventually find his own oasis… I translated this character’s trip into hallucination as he gives up, and as he finds strength within.”