Passing Through (coming spring ’24)

Passing Through is a music video accompanying the song of the same name. It was shot on analogue 16mm film on the set of For A While, a short film by Kilian Mayer, in which the song can be heard. The song, written & produced by Michael J. Keplinger (MJK) is set to be released through DIEgital Records and distributed by Sony Music Austria.

The approximately three-minute love song starts and ends with an endless loop of several piano layers, suggesting infinite repetition. The absence of electronic elements in the arrangement and production avoids tying the piece to a particular musical era. Although superficially an ordinary love song, the song carries a darkness in its lyrics and harmonies that is intended to give the song a maturity and depth by conveying both the limitless value of love and the darker aspects of human imperfections.

The song and music video were pre-premiered at the Golden Wire award ceremony on 28 November 2023, where the song was awarded 1st place in the Sound & Music category and For A While came in second in the Film & TV production category.

Passing Through is set to be released in Spring 2024.

Music video for the song of the same name by MJK, shot on analogue 16mm film

producer, director, composer & editor
Michael J. Keplinger
producer & director of photography
Niklas Strahammer
set manager
Lena Kroemer
set designer
Alexandra Bogner
Sophie Schaller