LISTEN: Matthew Chaim // Sunflowers
Written By: Cody Foley
Sadness and synthesizers have a well recorded history. Matthew Chaim knows this well. He makes great use of them both in the deceitfully titled “Sunflowers.” Chock-full of those thick, crunchy, electronic sounds, Zedd is so famous for and an Imagine Dragons-esque shout chorus, the song is certainly heavy.
This weight is doubled in the music video: cutting between shots of Chaim and his younger self, one can’t help but notice how dry the desert is, how flat and empty. Brutally confessional, the film explores the depths of grief and loss, of growing up and growing old, of fathers and their son-flowers.