Like You Never
TRAPDOOR SOCIAL is Merritt Graves and Skylar Funk, and they’re here to save the world. Merritt and Skylar met at the Environmental Analysis program at Pomona College in Southern California. By day, they studied the challenges for planet Earth, and by night they found refuge in their music. “Unfortunately, climate change has become a large source to draw from musically,” says Merritt. “We try to take our anxiety over it and transfer it into a sonic medium.”
The music video for Trapdoor Social’s “Like You Never” features Merritt and Skylar in a dark world that comes to life as the sun rises. Energy waves engulfs them, but together they combine forces and explode into a supernova of embers. This world is on fire!
Going back to their roots of environmentalism, Trapdoor Social’s concept for the video is reference to solar energy and the movement of a clean renewable source of power across the globe.
PRODUCER: SKYLAR FUNK AND MERRITT GRAVES
DIRECTOR: ARIE HOVENKAMP
DP: RYAN PATRICK O’HARA
VFX: DOMINIC SOO, JACKIE CHANG
COLOR/CONFORMIST: JUSTIN WILLIAMS