Jimmy Brown - 17th Jan 2014

Paloma Faith's very soulful Can't Rely On You (from her forthcoming third album A Perfect Combination) is subject to this exquisite and mysterious promo by Paul Gore. 

Bold and stylish – it's photographed beautfully by Mathieu Plainfosse – it places Paloma in five completely different, intriguing scenarios, with one common combining factor: Paloma's man woes. 

Shot over two days in five different locations, producer Denna Cartamkhoob explains: "We worked closely with Paloma to create a world which we wanted to be - Fellini meets Holy Motors! We looked at Pasolini and Matthew Barney for inspiration.

"Paul's concept explored Paloma in relationships with five different men, not necessarily all romantic: The Surgeon, The Lover, The Stable Boy, The Chauffeur and The Leader. The idea was that all these men leave her which echoes the sentiment of the song. Eventually she leaves The Lover. We didn't want her to be totally down and out!"

PRO Credits


DirectorPaul Gore
Production CompanySomesuch
Executive ProducerTim Nash
ProducerDenna Cartamkhoob
Executive ProducerTash Tan
Director of PhotographyMathieu Plainfosse
Art DirectorSam Tidman
Stylist (cast)Adam Howe
StylistKarl Willet
EditorThomas Grove Carter
Editing companyTrim Editing
ColouristGeorge K
Grading companyMPC
Post production companyTime Based Arts
Lead actorFrederick Schmidt
Lead actorDennis Okwera
Lead actorBruno Braho
Lead actorSimon Rhodes
Lead actorMartin Dillon
LabelSony Music
CommissionerMike O'Keefe
Production ManagerAsh Lockmun
Other creditsVoice Over co-writer: Rose Bretécher

Jimmy Brown - 17th Jan 2014

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