Mercury Prize-nominated jazz-soul wunderkind Lianne La Havas now has an epic two part video set to add to her belt. Director Colin Solal Cardo has created a romantic yarn with a suitably tragic ending. Looking fabulous throughout, ‘Elusive’ begins the tale with some dance studio antics, before the ballad closer ‘Gone’ takes a darker turn. Lianne drugs her lover from part one and leads him into the forest. That, however, is not the end…
“I’ve been collaborating with Lianne for more than a year now, but working on this project felt like something completely new,” says Colin. “Lianne’s a brilliant storyteller, there’s a true cinematic quality to her songs. When you listen to them, you go through all these emotions and narratives, like a collection of short movies.
“We felt like it was finally time to build a world around these songs, give life to these love stories and let Lianne actually become these characters. Be it a candid young girl falling in love, or a heartbroken femme fatale in the middle of the woods. I feel fortunate for the trust relationship I have with Lianne, it’s something any music video director has to cherish because it’s rare and precious. Ultimately, that’s what allows an ambitious project like this one to exist.”
These videos are interestingly produced by La Blogothéque, the legendary French website that never fails to impress with its ‘Concert à Emporter’ (Take Away Shows) series.
Lianne La Havas
‘Elusive’ and ‘Gone’ (Warner)
Director: Colin Solal Cardo
Director of Photography: Fabien Benzaquen
Art Director / Stylist: Colin Johnco & Ylva Falk
Hair: Eugene Davis
Make-up: Abigail Johnson
Editor: David Poucet
Color Grading: Julien Hery (Royal Post)
Produced by La Blogothèque: Matthieu Buchsenschutz & Chryde