Scruffy, ginger singer-songwriter Kyle Motsinger has filmed a dark, new music video in time for Halloween and the Election! The song is “The Upside Down”, and is the latest single from his new album, Any Way I Want it To!
“When the world shut down due to a deadly pandemic, I was left unemployed but inspired,” Kyle says. “I wanted to create and document what we were going through. I said to a friend that I felt like we were living in the Upside Down from the hit show, Stranger Things.”
The Upside Down in Stranger Things is a dark version of our world that is full of malevolent and dangerous creatures. “In our real-life version of The Upside Down, we have had to deal with an incompetent and selfish president, and a deadly virus that has killed over 220,000 in the United States alone,” he says. “The entire world has felt the weight of the coronavirus.”
He goes on to say: “I wrote this song quickly. Sometimes you know exactly what to say!”
The sonic sound of the song is synth-heavy and very 80s-inspired. The show is set in the mid-1980s, so Kyle says it made sense to him to give it that texture.
He shot and edited the video himself due to “time constraints on the usual cinematographer and a lack of a budget without a Stimulus being passed.” “I’m very proud of the way it turned out, and I think it proves that you can make magic happen if you have a little creativity and some colored lights!”
Watch the video for “The Upside Down” below!