The Room Outside – The Room Outside (Official Video) from The Room Outside on Vimeo.
Sante Fe’s The Room Outside recently released their self-titled album. The self-titled album contains a self-titled song. Surviving the Golden Age is pleased to premiere that song’s video. “The Room Outside” has a definitive female-fronte shoegaze-pop sound similar to Beach House or Nico. The video follows the track’s dream-like qualities. The video begins with lead singer Karrie Hopper dressed in all white, standing in the rain at a bazaar. Complete with mascara running and undergarments showing through the white blouse, it is a sad image. Oddly, everyone around the woman is moving backwards even though she appears to be moving forward. The video bounces between Hopper exploring the bazaar taking photos with various people and her lip synching in various locations. One particularly locations, a mountain top with cloudy skies above, seems particularly idyllic and continues the videos stormy theme. In the end, the “The Room Outside” video is a bit scattered imagery-wise yet it seems to complement the song perfectly. It is a serious video with some mystery behind it much like the songs ending refrain “who will she be in her fantasy?”