Los Angeles based Terry Light and Kailee McGee create with similar themes and aesthetics in mind: this is clear in the clip for Terry Light’s debut single “Lately”, which shows the final minutes of McGee’s film, The Person I Am When No One is Looking.
It is clear that both the song and film hinge a sense of the ethereal in contemporary moments. As “Lately” leans on hazy instruments, liquid vocals, and a sturdy beat, the clip glides from narrative finale to a choreographed dance routine. Mood and technology press together.
Careful editing makes the micro-film both riveting and poignant: there is an importance placed on the aloneness — as the title and final line both suggest. Thoughtful and euphoric at once, “Lately” is a summer night jam or a one-person dance track, and McGee’s clip proves this.