Time for T address the toxicity modern life on new single ‘Screenshot’.
There’s a lot to be said about the technology in modern times, it connects us but paradoxically separates us too, and makes life more of a cutthroat competition than it already is. Using the playful analogy of a mobile phone, Portugal-based alternative folk outfit Time For T bring this polarising issue into the fore with Screenshot.
Woven between scenes of life passing people by as they remain glued to their phones, frontman Tiago Saga exaggerates this with aplomb by stumbling through this baron separation, as the smooth and refined sounds completely ensnare your consciousness. Perfectly performed in both sound and vision, tune in below.
“The song uses the analogy of the mobile phone as a way to judge whether or not we’re living our lives to the fullest. The idea for the video came up after some brainstorming between myself (Tiago) and Rui Major, our friend and great video maker.
We wanted to take the title of the track quite literally into the video, trying to make a screenshot of these different peoples lives. By doing this, we hoped to highlight how the mobile phone has seamlessly become an extension of our body and mind.
The scene where I am going crazy in a deserted field is to represent how one can become a slave to the mobile phone and the madness that can come with this addiction. The shots were taken in southern Portugal in a crazy 2-day flurry, most of the people are personal friends of ours. We decided to make it black and white to give this very current issue a timeless feel.”
Dave Beech is a music writer based out of Manchester. He writes and edits for a number of different websites and links to his work can be found over at his blog, Life’s A Beech, as well as his Louder Than War Author Archive. He also tweets as @Dave__Beech.