Louisville, Kentucky native Paul J. Phillips, formerly known as "Sheffer Stephens," is fresh off the release of his latest EP Magic. Now he is sharing the video for his single "Time, Time" exclusively here at Music Times.
Phillips honed his performance skills and developed his signature style playing in the Boston city subways. His work blends rock, country, folk and soul for a sound that is raw and unapologetic, drawing comparisons to Alabama Shakes, Tom Petty, The Black Keys, The Black Crowes, and more.
The video for "Time, Time" comes a time-lapse film called Flawed Symmetry of Prediction by visual artist Jeff Frost.
"I came across Jeff's work while doing some research on time-lapse photography, and his work left me speechless," Phillips told Music Times. "Since I wanted to try something different for this video, I reached out to Jeff to see if I could put my new single to his film. I'm thrilled with the way it turned out, and I think that when you're watching this accelerated passage of time you notice things that you can't see when you're stuck in the moment.
"Jeff's film helps you to truly see how time can heal all wounds. My favorite sequence is the final scene where the artist, who we can't see, takes an abandoned old house and makes a work of beautiful art out of the decaying walls, scars and dusty bones. Watching Jeff's film just makes you realize that when we look back at distant memories or experiences that may have been painful, we can see how they helped us to evolve and become who we are. I think there is exceptional beauty to be found there."
Watch the video for yourself below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.
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