Detroit’s Flint Eastwood is an entity thriving on evolution, both in the sonic and visual realms.
Detroit’s Flint Eastwood is an entity thriving on evolution, both in the sonic and visual realms. “Glitches”, the latest video from songwriter Jax Anderson’s project, displays the perpetual growth she champions. The song hails from Flint Eastwood’s sophomore EP Small Victories, released in October 2015. The six-song record largely sheds the hoof-stomping blues rock of debut EP Late Nights in Bolo Ties, trading it for spacious synths, crunching beats, layered production, and a bevy of hooks. Uniting the two mini albums are Anderson’s searing vocals and indomitable attitude, along with a pervasive grittiness. That Anderson switched from wearing largely black outfits to stark white ensembles between the two records showcases their night and day dichotomy.
Small Victories is largely a manifestation of Anderson dealing with her mother’s terminal illness and death. There is a progressive nature in the track sequencing akin to making one’s way through the stages of grief. With that in mind, “Glitches” in its position as the EP’s second track, has a sense of one raging against the dying light, of not acquiescing to the Fates. The video captures this by juxtaposing Anderson sparring against a seasoned boxer and cutting across tranquil waters in a motorboat. Together, the song and the video inspire without being mawkish, motivating one to keep fighting through the punches and to realize any victory, no matter how small, is worth the struggle.
The video is directed by Charles Kelly and Elysia Vandenbussche of the Detroit film studio Order & Other.