Sam Hill - 12th June 2013

The XX band member Oliver Sim takes the lead in this second promo for the band from Young Replicant, putting in a strong and mysterious performance in this noir film, set in a spectacular West Coast property.  

Alex Takacs - aka Young Replicant – has previously been noted for his canny use of special effects or special scenery. And in his video for The XX's Chained he had Oliver and Romy submerged in a lido in Cornwall. But here it's about establishing a delicate, heightened dead-of-night atmosphere in this fine-looking video that perfectly suits the band's love of monochrome. 

And Alex explains the video, and how he intended it to be a "Borgesian dream quest - a blurring of what's real and what's imagined", in an interview on Noisey.

Credits

DirectorYoung Replicant
Executive ProducerLaura Tunstall
ProducerJustin Benoliel
Production CoordinatorAlexis Celic
Director of PhotographyChayse Irvin
SteadicamRoss Coscia
Production designerJordan Hawkins
EditorYoung Replicant
PostYoung Replicant
CommissionerPhil Lee
Production CompanyPulse Films
LabelXL Recordings

Sam Hill - 12th June 2013

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