Odd Beholder, the Electronica / Art Pop project from Swiss musician Daniela Weinmann releases the video for the recent single “Accept Nature“.
“Accept Nature” is a song about anxieties caused by unrealistic and, often, meaningless work goals. Weinmann details the track as well as the video:
The song «Accept Nature» tells the story of an insomniac that watches funny animal videos on her phone at night. She’s chronically stressed out because she feels that she has to compete with machines at work – so she wishes she would either become a machine, too, or survive like an animal in the wild, where her instincts / feelings would be an advantage instead of a disadvantage.
In the videoclip, the protagonist has transformed the trauma of her chronic stress into a cathartic object love. She falls for her exercise machine. To live her relationship or her kink she has to break into a gym at night.
Ironically, the wish to fit in into a merciless competitive work environment ultimately makes her drop out of the mainstream (sexuality). She explores a passion more interesting than productivity and conformity – and this exciting exploration helps her deal with the anxiousness she feels every night. I mean if you can’t sleep anyway – you might aswell break into a gym and seduce an exercise machine, right?
One night, she is discovered by a cleaner. This woman observes her quietly and doesn’t interfere for quite a while. Like the dancer, the cleaner breaks a few rules: She brings her dog to work and she spends the night in the gym, prying on the intimate moment between the woman and the exercise machine.
When she finally decides to step forward by switching on the light, she doesn’t call her out. Instead, she signals that she would like to join in.
I interpret this as a second step in the personal development of the two women: After turning to dogs and machines in search of love, comfort and warmth, they finally see each other. They finally discover solidarity and get curios about each other. Happy end: The stressed and singled out employee finds an unexpected ally after she dares to live out her wildest and weirdest feelings.
Odd Beholder’s sophomore album “Sunny Bay” will be released on Sept. 10th, 2021.
/// ODD BEHOLDER