A song as beautiful as Youth Lagoon‘s “17” deserves a video, right? Michelle Peña thought so. She is a film student in Baltimore, MD, and the song inspired her to make this unofficial video. They are beautiful visuals, honest and free of glamour. Michelle said:
I believe that audio is a definitive influence on the quality of a video, and that there are many emotions that one can attach songs that can equally be translated through film. So, at the end of July, I finally purchased a Canon t3i and was dying to shoot something beautiful before the end of summer. Once I heard the song “17” from Youth Lagoon, I knew it was the perfect song for the short narrative I had been dreaming up for a while.
When I was seventeen, my mother said to me, “Don’t stop imagining, the day that you do is the day that you die.”