By: Staff –
Rising indie artist Nervous City Nervous Self is back with a brand new video for his track “G-d knows What”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
As for the music video, David Josephson, who serves as the mastermind behind Nervous City Nervous Self, said, “For the video we partly wanted to capture the artistic process, working in the rehearsal space, and contrast it to the anxiety surrounding every day life. And how, with some luck, the artistic process can affect the reality of our lives in a positive way. The video juxtaposes the character´s inner life with the outside reality, leaving the viewer with an uncertainty of what actually is going on. The video was made together with Israeli filmmaker Dave Abramov.”
Nervous City | Nervous Self is the English language debut of Swedish singer/songwriter and poet David Josephson. Josephson, who recently released his third album in Swedish, Misslyckandets estetik (The aesthetics of failure), has, with the single, “G-d knows what” created “a beautiful song, full of wistful melancholy […] and quite unlike anything around”, according to Huffpost. The poetic lyrics appears to be “a reflection of what it means to embark on this journey called artistry,” which Josephson told Nordic Music Review, and it has also been described as a “song about faith and fate.”
Josephson was born and raised in Stockholm, and started off his musical career by declaring: “I shall become Sweden´s Cohen or die!”. As Sweden never has been a country of big declarations, he was met with skepticism. This skepticism eventually forced Josephson into German exile. In the city of Berlin where countless prophets and poets wander the streets, Josephson experienced a new sense of kinship. And it was there, during a visit to an art exhibition about German expressionism that the embryo of Nervous City | Nervous Self was created. The exhibition portrayed the link between the birth of the modern, hectic city and the new art that was created at the time, an art that depicted – or expressed (hence expressionism) – the inner reality of emotions, rather than imitating the reality in a traditional figurative way.