Meet michael casper, a 19-year-old artist from Los Angeles who’s making his DopeHouse debut with a video for his new single, “Teenage Apathy.”
Taking a deep dive into the angst of a young adult, casper says the song is “a conversation on the difference between love and codependency.”
“Sometimes it’s hard to decipher whether or not you’re in love or just scared of being alone,” casper told Highsnobiety. “We ‘fall in love’ without any real reason. We fantasize love and romance and will use anyone that will give us attention to fill this space—a temporary placeholder. We know the chances of it lasting are slim, but in that moment, we believe it’s real. Love will make someone act in a way they wouldn’t have before. this realization—this conversation— is the experience of teenage apathy.”
For the video, directed by Eddie Mandell, casper shares a picnic lunch with a mysterious lady in an extended shot scene that offers the first piece of a gloomy world building experience that will play out in future releases.