Phillippo, the director of WGBH’s nightly news and talk show Greater Boston, takes the chamber pop sound of Gem Club and sets it as the backdrop to an elderly man out in the woods on a cold winter evening or early morning, placing old photos from his past into a fire. As the images start to burn, so does he, until he is completely engrossed in flames — and viewing himself from the outside.
Normally, this is the part of the post where we run a quote from the band or director about the clip. No need for that here, as the video speaks for itself. We will say this: Gem Club, who won a 2012 Boston Music Award for in the category of Video Of The Year (for “252”), might have a leg up on this year’s crop.