Avant Garde Director and Choreographer Holly Blakey directs a promo for rising artist Moss Kena’s track “Square One.” The video is visceral, a choreographic interplay of misplacement of power. In Blakey’s words "ambiguity, and the idea that we never find where power truly lies, is at the heart of this new video. Power moves on and on—nobody knows where it stops or where it began.” The track Square One marks the beginning of mysterious artist Kena’s more public career having come up through the Soundcloud underground.
It's MØ vs MØ vs death itself in this dreamlike video inspired by Edvard Munch painting The Dance Of Life.
MØ: “I'm so happy to present this video because it feels very true to the song and to who I am. It was inspired by a painting called ‘The Dance Of Life’ by one of my favorite artists, Edvard Munch. It’s an illustration of three women—one in white, one in red and one in black—and tells a story about three stages of human life: youth, maturity, and old age. I was always drawn to this image as a kid due to its simple symbolism and emotion and have been dying to do a video that could reflect on it. Since ‘When I Was Young’ is all about nostalgia and reflecting on life—especially the past, but also the now and the future—it just seemed like the perfect time to do it." [via YouTube]
For Everything Everything ‘Can’t Do’ Holly loved the idea of creating something dark, a horror film of sorts to harness the energy of the track in another light. She wanted to use dirt, creating a world seemingly locking it’s characters inside... it felt fitting due to the current political climate to create an inescapable place, more and more people being reborn, turning into things they never imagined. The band are represented in the form of masks which add to the surreal feel of the film.
LEZ are proud to share Holly Blakey’s latest directional venture with a surreal video for Mabel Mcvey’s new single ‘Bedroom’. The pair’s most recent collaboration sees Mabel performing with her female squad, suspended 20ft in the air on a floating bed. The sweet ethereal setting matched with the deep urban lyricism create an electric combination and pave way for a new and unexpected direction for the artist.
Georgia Hudson takes us on an energetic choreographed journey through the night time streets of London for Nimmo's latest 'Dancing Makes Us Brave’.
Georgia Hudson, director: Making this video was an absolute mad pleasure, right from the get go. Before this track was born, I had written a short film called 'Club Relief' about the seeking of self on a night out and when I heard this song and met the Nimmo girls I couldn't keep it back, it felt like the right image for them and the right song for me. Nimmo were so open to including the Club Relief title within the video, which kind of goes to illustrate how respectful of creative collaboration they are - it is a beautiful treat to feel like you are working with an artist rather than for them. Laura Clayton commissioned this and she was able to have brought together people who feel the same things in our stomaches, I couldn't be happier with the process or the end result really - We had a stella crew including choreography by the skin shaking Holly Blakey, styling by Hannah Hopkins who always manages to sneak in something sensual - latex/fur/frills and everyone on our substantially female based team pulled no punches for this, it was a huge effort motivated by the spirit of something special, in large part that had to be the Nimmo girls, their enthusiasm and open hearts was an infectious drive in the process and my producers Katie Lambert and Ailsa Vanessa Tapping who enabled our wildest demands to come true, the power of good energy provides more than the budget sometimes.
We shot this over a temperate summers night in East London, lensed by Marc Gomez Del Moral - a bit of a coup to work with someone as sensitive and talented as him, infamous Richard James Lewis on steadicam unflinching as he had to back out of a club across a road ahead of moving cars while having his (not alexa mini) head doing a 360, steadicam always has to work so hard on music videos! Respect to them! Our incredible dancers bringing relentless drive to the visuals, Gianna G really blew me away with her free styling that you see near the start of the video, immense fluidity. I think that dancing does make us brave actually, and so does working with good people. Adrenalin rushes all round, hope it feels as good to watch as it did to make, its the right season to be heading out into the night."
"Delilah" may feel like the final chapter in the current Odyssey between director Vincent Haycock and Florence Welsh — ending where we began back in "What Kind Of Man" — but it's one of their most impressive clips yet. The setting is a seedy LA hotel where temptations and evil abound, but so does rebirth, as Florence gets imbued with a spirit that leads her above and beyond all that danger.
It's unlikely the opening shot of this Glitches video creates the same debate over "package size" that we saw with Justin Bieber's Calvin Klein ad, which is a shame, since "Organelles" is a gender bending puzzle that deserves to mess with as many minds as possible.