A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERSThere’s Only One of Us
I translated director Elizabeth Skadden’s vision for this music video in to what Stereogum refers to as ‘eye-popping visuals’.
The inspiration comes from the foghorn bass line, military drum beat, and kamikaze guitars that intimate a war taking place. Talking to the band, I learned the ‘war’ was people under the siege of making a creative project. The work the band does to create the song is expressed in the ‘totem’ built over the course of the music video. Visually, I broke the song into its sonic elements and assigned each its own visual, such as the shifting red and blue lights. The lighting setups were inspired by a Fad Gadget performance from the 1980s, and films by Pedro Almodovar and Kathryn Bigelow.
Stereogum : https://www.stereogum.com/1985292/a-place-to-bury-strangers-theres-only-one-of-us-video/video/
SPIN : https://www.spin.com/2018/03/video-a-place-to-bury-strangers-theres-only-one-of-us/