Video: Field Trip to the Moon – “You”


“You” is a memorable track from Field Trip to the Moon, the rock/pop project of London-based Angela Christofilou. It manages to impress mightily throughout its two-minute running time, with Christofilou’s melodically angst-ridden vocals alternating beautifully from the gritty verses and slickly melodic chorus. Stylistic comparisons include Love Is All and Metric, with the former lovably reminiscent in the verses. It’s a fantastic track all-around, and now accompanied by a music video that captures its intensity and passion well.

Released today, the music video for “You” was directed by MTV Award-winning director Steve Barron, esteemed director for a-ha’s “Take on Me” and Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”, in addition to director of the films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Coneheads (1993). “We didn’t have much of a budget for the video really, everyone who worked on it did so as they loved the song,” Angela explains. “Steve Barron came on board to direct it, which was great. I met Steve at an audition for an acting job. We talked about music, so I later just sent him the song and asked if he would do a video for it and he was up for it. It was filmed in two days.”

“Field Trip to the Moon is my first project,” Angela says. “I didn’t really sing in bands before. My dad had a record shop and sold musical instruments so I always had a love of music since a kid and I play the piano. The project FTTTM started coming about by me and my first guitar player Daniel G Jones around 2013 but we were only properly active a few years later. Daniel then moved to Colombia and was replaced by Dan Cross.”

“The song came from a relationship I was in and from a place of anxiety and panic attacks which is what the theme of the video is sort of based around. Running away from oneself, the sort of fight or flight response.”

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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