BOUHA KAZMI has directed ‘Satisfaction’ from Zayn’s sophomore album Icarus Falls.
Touching upon elements of spirituality that we feel and don’t voice, the richly cinematic narrative expresses the mercurial beauty of a relationship set against the backdrop of an ongoing war. Underscored by Zayn’s lyrics about struggle and finding fulfilment, Kazmi depicts a metaphysical journey depicting love, loss and rebirth. The film takes a surrealist turn at the end as it captures the transcendental power of love, whilst bringing home the tragedy of war.
“Satisfaction” is an artistic departure for Zayn that reframes the artist’s image, shifting focus away from the pop star in the context of an album that deals heavily in themes of narcissism and the pitfalls of ego.