Dylan Fraser’s “Apartment Complex on The Eastside” Balances the Bleakness of the World with Hopefulness
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” takes on a whole new meaning in the new music video for Dylan Fraser’s single, “Apartment Complex on the Eastside.”
Watch “Apartment Complex on the Eastside” here:
The music video, directed by the trashfactory, starts with Dylan standing in front of the wall of an apartment building, next to a trash can, as people walk past him throwing away trash. Each passerby misses the trash can, and the trash piles up throughout the music video, burying Dylan in the process. Towards the end of the video, Dylan starts dancing in a carefree manner, and switches from the scene of the apartment building to a park where Dylan is still dancing.
According to Dylan, the “Apartment Complex on the Eastside” is about how there is a lot of negativity in the world, and none of it matters in the end since,
“One day, we’re gonna be dead under a new veiled apartment complex.”
The Scottish native also describes the song as, “Positive but in a twisted way.” Despite the dark and bleak view presented, the ultimate message is to,
“Just have fun and try to enjoy what we have while we have it.”
Dylan’s carefree dancing at the end drives this point home. Although he presents a dark and moody front throughout the song, in the end, he just wants to enjoy life. As the lyrics state, “we all fear the end/ but it’s all we ever live for.”
“Apartment Complex on the Eastside” perfectly captures the negativity of life, but also emphasizes the need to just let go and enjoy what you have while you have it.