Sean Videre is not an easy person to understand. His girlfriend would always remind him to finish sentences without drifting away to far, or even digging deeper, to finish things at all. On the other hand he´s an observer in a time that offers too much to take in, and mostly, too much to be finished observing in a lifetime.
In „Phones“ he describes the ultimate moment looking up from his cellphone whilst beeing on a crowded subway only to realise he´s the only one with his phone in his hands. Seeing all the faces performing real life left him with a magical moment realising this might have been the last time he ever gets to see and feel that.
Sean Videre is the alter-ego of Gabriel Hyden, singer and guitarist of the viennese band „VAGUE“ and in his latest project „Hold“ he seeks to confirm to himself that making music is still a way for him to explain circumstances crossing his path. Just like when a politicaly far right wing-man sat down next to him in an otherwise alternative bar.
In „Time“ he explains his frustration with the conversation he had with the man, forcing him to clear his point on why he´s racist and that he should „speak some fucking german“ to him, only to figure that he didn’t seem to be loved by anyone, making him a sad character in a politically poisoned environment where even the nazis get lost in the wrong places. Speaking of wrong places that seem to be just right, „Diners Club“ tells the story of rushing yourself to events, places, happenings only to figure out you are not supposed to be there this warm afternoon. The looks of the „fine“ People tell you. Do they still remember your name? Do they care that you just biked through half of the city to be attending? Maybe. Probably not. But then again Videre wants you to realise that sometimes, if you look closely, its totally okay not to be part of something. To finish things after all.