“It’s Been A While Since I Went Outside” is the fourth single from OVERLOADED, and was written during a time when I was working at home alone a lot, connected to the outside world through a screen and feeling isolated, much like most of the world is now. This video is a self-made DIY project that I’m calling a “visual poem,” shot in downtown Manhattan during the COVID-19 outbreak and edited while in lockdown. While I don’t claim to be a serious filmmaker, I made it because the music felt reflective of the moment and as a proud, longtime New Yorker, I’ve found it quite emotional to see this extraordinary place, which is always packed even at strange hours in the morning, so deserted. It’s like a weird dream that never seems to end, peaceful yet with a deep underlying tension. I wanted to show people what that feels like.
Directed by Danielle Eva Schwob (USA)