Steven Wilson : Song of Unborn

Directed by Jess Cope - 2019

“We are all made of star stuff” said Carl Sagan. This statement formed the basis around which Owl House Studios developed the concept for Song of Unborn. The combination of space, sky, sea and marine life is the intuitive direction that I took with the imagery for the video of Song Of Unborn. For example, the paper cut-out fish at the start of the video represent sperm, the string rays are red blood cells through veins and the jellyfish are nerves. The video and the prints depict the transition from a baby inside the mother's womb to the birth and its first breath….

Song of Unborn was directed and written by Jess Cope.

“Song of Unborn” is about recognising the world is a wreck, but that every life is unique and can be turned into something really special.

The arc of your life can really be profound if you embrace it. I thought that was a beautiful message for an unborn child. The other important element in this song is the choir arrangement. I’ve never done anything quite like that section. It’s almost pagan in its beauty and optimism. In the end, I think it’s come out is very unique and distinct from any of those other songs." Steven Wilson

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