Melbourne singer-songwriter Vance Joy teams up with Sing J Lee for this sensitive video portrayal of his single First Time - taken from the forthcoming album Dream Your Life Away (September 5).
Years & Years 'Desire' by Sing J Lee
Sing J Lee explores the boundary between love and lust in a set of intriguing scenarios set in an apartment block, in his video for Years & Years' very catchy Desire.
But the real focus of the video is the band's charismatic frontman Olly Alexander, who plays both struggling writer in an apartment block and performs with the band. Perhaps not surprisingly, as Olly is also an actor, who's appeared in Misfits, the movie The Riot Club and upcoming musical feature God Help The Girl, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian.
SING J LEE:
"After getting hooked on the track, the boys sent a note through about the meaning of the song, a cyclical conflict of being a slave to desire and the blurring between the lines of lust and love.
"This in mind, I wanted to create something sensual and surreal, and it felt right that we should visit a strange world set within an apartment block and fleetingly peer into the lives of characters as they voyeuristically and hungrily fantasise over watching each other, with Olly playing the enigmatic raconteur."
|Director||Sing J Lee|
|Production Company||Chief Productions|
|Production Assistant||Kate Brady|
|Production Assistant||Margot Douglas|
|Director of Photography||Adam Scarth|
|1st AD||Christopher Caddy|
|Focus Puller||Esther Vardy|
|Camera Assistant||Carl Noble|
|Hair & Make-up||Roxanna Gillani|
|Art Director||Marc Ingham|
|Art Director||Claire Molloy|
|Editing company||Final Cut|
|Grading company||Electric Theatre Collective|
|Director's Representation||Alexa Haywood at Free Agent UK|
|Other credits||Lighting: Chris Sarginson, Howard Dean, James Braodfoot & Mike Hogan Art Department: Hannah Williamson, Simon Stannard, Tom McGuire & Dan Gubber Production Team: Matt Green, Tim Keegan, James McIntosh|
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