The Bacolod-based indie band, Project Orange, released the music video of their new single, Sputnik Sweetheart, featuring Kurt Soberano as “Henry” and Valerie Durias as “Anna”. This sad, sad video was directed by Nathan Bringuer, in collaboration with Green Pelican Studios.
The music video follows the life of a couple, wading all romantic mishaps while also celebrating its successes. (You know, usual couple stuff.) All these accompanied by Project Orange’s upbeat and dreamy song that disguises its heart-wrenching lyrics.
Together with the song taking inspiration from Haruki Murakami’s novel, the couple’s story resonates with this one quote:
“I have this strange feeling that I’m not myself anymore. It’s hard to put into words, but I guess it’s like I was fast asleep, and someone came, disassembled me, and hurriedly put me back together again.”Haruki Murakami, ‘Sputnik Sweetheart’
Anna—a writer, a housewife, and a shadow to Henry’s overwhelming success in architecture—realizes she’s sacrificed so much of her life and aspirations to keep their marriage from falling apart. After a heated (read as: cheek-numbing) confrontation, she decides to leave the decade-long relationship. It’s a story about letting go, reclaiming self-worth, and outgrowing people—even those who are so dear to you.
Sputnik Sweetheart juxtaposes the newly-discovered romance of the couple from the band’s previous music video, Ctrl + Esc. Where the Ctrl + Esc couple finds love at a house party, Anna and Henry end theirs in the same place on the same evening.
Whose love are we going to see unfold on their next video? Stay up-to-date with Project Orange’s releases through the following links:
Official Site: http://projectorange.co
Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/gIBa-T
The official music video of Sputnik Sweetheart is on YouTube. Watch it here.
“Sputnik Sweetheart” available on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp & various listening platforms.