Rattling Stick director Ed Morris creates a promo for XL’s new signing - Cuban French twins Ibeyi. The film plays on the theme of baptism central to the new release -‘River’ and shows the duo submerged in water and emerging to sing lines from the track.
The film is compelling and charged, with the girls holding their breath under water for up to a minute or more between verses. Wearing plain white shirts and minimal make up, the film expresses the sole intention of allowing the audience to see the girls in their pure form, their voices encapsulating the listener.
Remember a few years back when Jay-Z got all black-and-white-and-enigmatic? Well, Jack White (with help from Jonas and Francois) now give the Alt-radio segment their own version of that motif. That doesn't make the visuals and camera tricks less interesting, though.
1950s style meets 2010s attitude in King Krule's latest, an ode to Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder. Don't know the exact meaning of what a "lizard state" is, but maybe it involves seeing things from a different angle.
Here's how they pulled off the impressive visuals in Atoms For Peace "Before Your Very Eyes" with miniatures, 3D mapping, and what was likely Thom Yorke's least comfortable shoot since they almost drowned him in "No Surprises."