Luke Bather - 5th Dec 2016

Alasdair McLellan paints a portrait of youth and sexuality in the town of Marfa, Texas for The xx.

Classic iconography of the American High School experience complete with cheerleaders and football players gives this video a nostalgic feel, with vibrant colours enhancing the more tender moments as the couples depicted in the video explore the freedom of youth.

The band, who recorded part of their album in Marfa, are on hand as revellers in the parties the kids throw. Exploring similar nostalgic ground to Spike Jonze's Scenes From The Suburbs film with Arcade Fire a few years ago, but with more emphasis on intimacy.

Credits

DirectorAlasdair McLellan
StylistEllie Grace Cumming
HairMark Hampton
Make-upFrankie Boyd
ColouristJamie Noble
Grading companyStudio RM
CommissionerImogen Snell

Luke Bather - 5th Dec 2016

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