Watch the new music video for ‘Ghost’
Harm Pauwels, singer-songwriter multi-
instrumentalist based in Gent, Belgium, hidden under the name of Leopard Skull, comes back with a new music video for “Ghost”. Taken from his first album “Welcome Home” released last year on EXAG Records, Leopard Skull asked director Sébastien Petretti to take advantage of these hard times of confinement.
A deserted cove by the sea at sunset. In the manner of a western, two frogmen, dressed in their long suits, harpoons armed and pointing at each other, look at each other enchanted with earthenware. The tension is palpable …
It is in this black and white universe that Harm Pauwels wishes to present ‘Ghost’, a song about solutiousness and paranoia: “Ghost’ is a song about loneliness and paranoia. The psychological theme is something that runs through my complete debut album ‘Welcome Home’. It is an attempt to better understand the people in my immediate environment and in our current society. Ghost in particular is very topical for me. In a way the writing process of this song aroused an imprisoned and almost claustrophobic feeling where after a while you start to wonder what is still reality and what isn’t.” add Leopard Skull.
Directed by Sébastien Petretti, realised during the confinement in Bretagne France, the feeling of this period can be felt in the realization. The latter adds: “Ghost speaks of the loss of a loved one and the feeling of madness that goes with it. These lyrics and the mood of the song were a very inspiring basis for me. The more I went through the script versions, the more weird and creepy it became and the more the band became involved. We were on the same wavelength, they trusted me, perfect working conditions. Having spent a part of my life on the seaside, I often saw these hooded, masked and webbed divers passing by from head to toe . Their quickdraws were frightened. I had the impression that they came from somewhere else. The idea came from there. I wanted to extrapolate this feeling and make these characters a species in their own right, living in a parallel world. It’s almost science fiction. That was the challenge… ”
Ghost is taken from album ‘Welcome Home’ out last year on EXAG Records.