By Rey Castillo
The feel-good, empowering love song by Math Judson, “Love Someone," does what he himself intended the song to do: Tell people to show compassion to others.
Shot in both Austin & Chicago, the music video begins with a morning sunrise (that took 3 shots to do by Math Judson himself!) and then leads into a first person perspective of everyday life in different parts of a city. The first person perspective and camera quality (of an iPhone X) communicated an early 2000’s vibe, and the song and the video compliment each other perfectly for its ultimate message.
While the music video may seem random at times, displaying mundane day-to-day interactions between people, the message that Judson is trying to convey is clear: Compassion doesn’t need to be show romantically, but could be shown in other ways through everyday life. Everyday life is random in different places and cities and Math Judson did a great job of capturing this in his music video. We hope that this visually intriguing music video could be a common concept Math will try to capture with future music videos. The 24-hour-a-day job of being a musician, as Math Judson had put it, could be difficult but is empowering to the vision that he has moving forward, making music and music videos that align with his vision.
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