Austin is known for its abundance of trippy music, but Ty Richards is bringing a different approach to the town's brand of psych. As demonstrated in his video for "Spaceman," the singer/songwriter's creativity is expansive beyond his psychedelic dance sound. The clip has an intricate storyline that draws from many of Richards' influences.
"The 'Spaceman' music video tells kind of a psychedelic space-age version of Romeo and Juliet," Richards explains. "It's both futuristic and vintage all at once. This video is hugely inspired by my deep fascination with mid-century sci-fi films and books.
"We shot outside of Marfa, TX, a place I've always wanted to check out. I asked the hotel attendant there what she thought about those mysterious Marfa Lights. She has lived there her whole life and has seen them multiple times and she's convinced that they are aliens. My favorite part of the video is the trombone solo. So perfectly stupid. I also like the role reversal, I play the clumsy damsel in distress who needs to be rescued by a heroin.”
Ty Richards' Zillion is out on February 3, 2017.