Nothing But Thieves 'Sorry' by Thomas James

Nothing But Thieves 'Sorry' by Thomas James
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Thomas James's second video for Nothing But Thieves sees band frontman Conor Mason in a state of reflection, whilst nothing less than the end of days unfolds around him.

Shot in Kiev, and created on a similarly impressive scale as James' previous NBT video for Amsterdam, Sorry is both satisfyingly simple and detailed. A range of reactions to the imminent Apocalypse is sketched through a series of vignettes where individuals resort to anger, sex and murderous revenge, as well as family love and passive acceptance in their final hours. All the while everything revolves around Conor Mason, who walks past the ensuing chaos in a regretful, apologetic mood under a beating sun, towards his fate.       

“Sorry is about getting older and the difficulties associated with it. It’s about looking inwards and facing your demons," comments Nothing But Thieves' guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown, who penned the track. "The song hinges around a flawed individual who can’t hold down a relationship, both to the detriment of themselves and their partner.”

Thomas James adds: “The track to me felt like the last stop, a point in a relationship where you can be super honest, because it’s the end. So we took that, and exaggerated it a teeny weeny bit, and went with the end of the world. If everyone has only got a couple of hours left – you’re going to do and say exactly what you want. Whether that’s poetic human honesty, or getting dominated one last time at a sex party.”

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Director
Thomas James
Producer
Sam Holmes
Production Company
Black Dog Films
Executive Producer
Martin Roker
Director of Photography
Benjamin Wearing
Commissioner
Elizabeth Doolan
Commissioner
Daniel Millar
Label
Sony Music
Production designer
Anthony Neale
Production Assistant
Holly Wolfers
Production Services
2332 Films
Service Co Exec Producer
Sasha Chernyavsky
Service Producer
Daria Stepani
Editor
Jake Armstrong
Edit Producer
Carys Duffield
Editing company
Marshall Street Editors
Post production company
Absolute Post
Flame
Chris Tobin
Post Producer
Geri Krasteva
Sound design
Mike Bovill
Colourist
Oisín O’Driscoll
Grade Producer
Lucy Mason
Grading company
The Mill
1st AD UA
Dima Hasanov –
Production Manager UA
Andrew Naumchuk
Production Assistant UA
Jenya Goyan
Art Director UA
Daniel Dubrovsky –
Location Manager UA
Oleg Kupstow

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