Chvrches 'Lies' by Sing J Lee
Following his video for The Mother We Share, Sing J Lee's second promo for the critically-acclaimed Chvrches is a dystopian nightmare full of intrigue.
Taken from their album Bones Of What You Believe, Sing's sci-fi inspired promo employs a brilliant use of light and shadow to dramatic effect, perfectly complimenting the pounding synth soundtrack...
SING J LEE
"The idea for ‘Lies' first came about from the grinding industrial sounding synths that fire up the intro. That really cemented a certain cold, dystopian aesthetic in my head. The lyrics fit so perfectly with that and instantly formed a thematic narrative and concept thereafter - a Futuristic Sci-Fi based fantasy straddled between a virtual world and reality, with characters being influenced by onscreen examples of what/how they should feel and others being consumed by their own virtual reality world.
"The third act surprise worked well with our previous video, The Mother We Share, and I wanted to kick this video up a gear in the final third again - so we called up our good friends at Drop City Ltd. and deployed a 360º Rig into the mix. The results exceeded our expectations, I couldn't get enough of them - everyone loves a bit of magic.
"To be working with CHVRCHES again was an absolute joy. Always inspiring to work with a band that has such a clear idea of their own identity and aesthetic, the ideas just bounce and fly and take on a life of their own. Shot on location in Manchester, It was a thrilling shoot, constantly moving through our different set ups. The crew yet again were stellar, all becoming family".
|Director||Sing J Lee|
|1st AD||Mark McPadden|
|Director of Photography||Davey Gilder|
|Focus Puller||Simon Ospina|
|2nd AC||Daniel McPake|
|360 Rig Technician||Chris Saergenson|
|360 Rig Technician||Jim Dawson|
|Art Director||Elena Riccabona|
|Art Department Assistant||James Mcintosh|
|Art Department Assistant||Kate Gibson|
|After Effects||Andy Galloway|
|Special Thanks||Panavision Manchester|
|Special Thanks||Bobby Tonge|
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