‘Underwater’ is a beautifully-crafted song that fills one’s spirit, as it speaks about overcoming feelings of uncertainty and loneliness.
“Ultimately, it’s about resilience,” says Mo Etc. “That there are always higher forces at play, willing you to win and to overcome. It’s also a reminder to look around and really see others - because when you do, you realize that people you love and admire are often wading the same waters.”
Accompanying the release is the breathtaking video for ‘Underwater’ - which was impressively written/directed/produced/ edited and graded by Mo Etc. It also features the familiar face of Coming Home in the Dark actor Matthias Luafutu.
Filmed in the majestic Te Waipoumanu, it tells the story of a well-to-do Arts Academic arriving in her hometown, dejected and disconnected, until she connects with a friend of a friend (played by Matthias) who ignites a light within the academic and reconnects her to land, to sky, to sea.
“The video was shot where I whakapapa to - Te Waipounamu, Ngāti Wheke, Ngai Tahu. It’s a beautiful magical place where I know I’m home. To go there and to embody a lost soul on a mission to reconnect was pretty ‘in line’ however, in truth, I don’t ever feel lost because I always know where home is"