Sometimes music videos are big, flashy affairs and sometimes they re more subdued, like Victory s new vid for Soothing Me So, off of Victory Is Music. Still, just because a video lacks pyrotechnics and bouncing flesh doesn t mean it s any less impressive, as Victory (a.k.a. Robert Fleming) handily proves. The idea of the video was to make something that fit with the minimal nature of the song, Fleming told Hive. The song features only two or three instruments or parts at the same time, thus the video followed the same model. A simple yet catchy jam, Soothing Me So features bass, handclaps, the tambourine, and, of course, Fleming s rich voice crooning the 60s-style love song.In addition to starring in the video and taking all the instruments in hand, the L.A. musician also shot and edited the video all on his lonesome. The black and white color scheme and positive/negative duality were chosen to portray the alternate personality that I wrote about in the song as well as the slightly sinister feeling of desire that is expressed, he said. Shooting this video alone gave me the total control that I m used to having when I write music. The main influence of the video was the idea of a stark simplicity. Victory Is Music is out now.