Saturday, March 5, 2016

Video Of The Week: Massive Attack feat. Young Fathers

This week's featured video was directed by British director Ringan Lewidge (2006's Gone, as well as a controversial grocery store chain - Sainsbury - ad in 2014) and features actress Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) dancing solo in an empty hall - not unlike Christopher Walker in Fatboy Slim's Weapon Of Choice or Jamiroquai's lead singer Jay Kay in Virtual Insanity - except here she really seems like she's losing her mind, whereas they were just moving through space. Her dance moves are more of the "classic modern dance" variety than theirs, but the song and visuals match up perfectly.

Speaking of which, it's Voodoo In My Blood, by Massive Attack and Young Fathers:

The colour palette (green and yellow) is reminiscent of turn-of-the-millennium films such as Fight Club and the Matrix sequels (whereas many current films delve into more of an orange-y vibe these days, from the Star Trek films to Man Of Steel to 300).

I'm not a huge fan of Pike's and I prefer my Massive Attack when they're slow and moody instead of loud and obnoxious/obvious, but this is a solid piece of art regardless.

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