Since You’ve Been Gone
’Since You’ve Been Gone’ by London producer Stray is a simple visual metaphor of wanting to escape the world that seems to entrap you. What originated as a song about heartbreak evolved into a much more distinct feeling of simply wanting to depart this world. The video also visualizes my own feelings about London as a city, definitely imperfect on so many levels. The idea of climbing nowhere to find peace only to end up in the place where we started is a very familiar feeling to a lot of people and seemed like the only proper ending. It’s not a pessimistic finale as its meant to encourage facing your problems and not trying to escape them.
Kamil Dymek is a Polish filmmaker based in London. He graduated in 2011 from Royal Holloway University of London and quickly moved on to develop FACT TV - a video channel for electronic music website FACT Magazine. In the meantime Kamil produced several music videos in various techniques always trying to expand his style and skills. Inspired by prolific artists he avoids being labelled by any particular aesthetic, always looking for a new challenge. He is deeply involved with London ever expanding electronic scene constantly producing performance videos, live streams and short documentaries with Europe’s largest music festivals. Although animation is not his primary focus he enjoys the creative freedom that it provides him.