This visual repurposes statues of old white men into lady Black Panthers. One in particular is Robert Clive- he’s a British East India Trading company colonizer responsible for setting off a famine in India that killed 10 million people. There is a statue of him in London, and I’d like to raise the question: “who deserves to be on a pedestal?”
“For the video,” says the band, “we wanted to find a way to personify various inner struggles that we carry with us every day – the hidden parts of ourselves that can bring us both weakness and strength throughout our lives. Director Will Kindrick is a visionary – he started from that simple idea and turned it into something more beautiful and moving than we could have imagined.” -M&TF
London singer Joy Crookes returns with a Hindu-inspired video from Black Dog FIlms director Leonn Ward.
Following up from her acclaimed 2017 ‘Influence’ EP, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ is a soulful ode to the breakdown of a relationship. Drawing on Crookes’ Indian heritage, Leonn Ward’s video is a simple, and powerful piece of film.
Speaking to i-D the singer said, “the video was inspired by the Hindu goddess Lakshmi… the song itself came from a vulnerable place, and for me, these arms show my strength in the situation and how I overcame it”.
Otherworldly longing permeates the new video “Ghost” directed by Andrew Ryan Shepherd for BY THE COAST. The video introduces BY THE COAST’s inaugural track, which debuts on Spotify December 14th. BY THE COAST is a new project by accomplished musicians Nick Box and Adam Fischer who united with Director/Photographer Shepherd to design the band’s visual identity, from key art and photography through the haunting and mysterious journey in “Ghost.”