Bastille's Dan Smith finds himself rather seamlessly inserted into a chaotic, futuristic world inspired by forthcoming Netflix film Bright, starring Will Smith as a cop with Joel Edgerton as his orc partner.
Director Keith Schofield doesn't see race. He only sees love. And love is possible for everyone, for the typical music video models, the muscleheads, the freaks, the ugly and even the alien with three penises.
Maybe especially for the alien with three penises...
All week we'll be reprinting The 405's music video seriesLoud Visionaries Week. Yesterday was all about Hiro Murai, but today they shine the light on Edward John Drake .The 405 presents their Loud Visionaries series focusing on the new wave of music video directors and creatives.
Dave Ma has found his feet, and they're currently buried deep in the world of enigmatic visuals and subtle camera work. The man is aware of what makes us tick, aware of who is, and is certainly aware of how he can translate all that into beautiful filmmaking. Bastille loves him, Flight Facilities came back for seconds... things are looking good for citizen-of-the-world Dave 'probably watching porn' Ma.
Imagine our national anthem was Bastille's new single "Oblivion" and you were tasked with singing it prior to a demolition derby. Tough gig, right? Well, not if you're Sophie Turner, who has been through way more precarious situations as Sansa Stark on Game Of Thrones.
If you were subjected to a eurodance floor or a late night pop station during the early '90s then you were probably subjected to "Rhythm Is A Dancer" — a song so catchy it'll never leave your head, even after you're dead.
And that, my friends, is your hint for what to expect in deadly serious (but oddly fun) video for Bastille's overhaul of the song into something a bit more weighty.
Naor Aloni's new music video for Bastille's 'Things We Lost in the Fire' finds the lead singer traversing through a dream full of symbolism and strong visual motifs. A real cinematic treat with photography by the talented Jake Scott.
Despite the lack of a log lady, this video takes some unexpected twists as director Austin Peters goes a bit meta: What looks like a fairly stock performance video with trendy VHS camcorder touches, random outlaw b-roll characters, and even some "hey, we're making a video" behind-the-scenes stills becomes something else entirely when those random folks storm the set, kidnaps Bastille singer Dan Smith and decide to make their own damn video.