Kojaque 'Coming Up' by Henry Dean
Kojaque takes a wide-eyed journey through a pulsating neon nightmare in Henry Dean's hypnotic promo for Coming Up.
Anchored by an outstanding performance from the artist, the cinematic video captures the angst and urgency of the titular experience and throws it right back in your face - it’s a visual feast that intrigues at every turn.
Opening with an injured Kojaque bleeding out onto the backseat of a car, the film is a manic recollection of a drug-fuelled trip, and full of unexpected twists and turns.
Eventually we landed on this wide-eyed ride through a pulsating neon hell.
"As soon as this brief landed in my inbox, I knew it would be one for me. After delving into Kojaque’s music and getting a glimpse of the visual world he’s created for himself so far, it was clear this would be a chance to collaborate with an artist who respects the craft and embraces outside-the-box-ideas.
"Some lofty concepts were discussed - including a one-shot video that involved catching a drone in a car and throwing it off a roof. But eventually we landed on this wide-eyed ride through a pulsating neon hell. Keeping our carousel of cinematic references at the forefront, we made a video that hopes to capture all the urgency, angst and relentlessness of Coming Up."
RYAN MORGAN (HEAD OF MUSIC VIDEOS, FAMILIA)
"Henry's done an incredible job creating a cinematic pick 'n mix for the eyes. But why should we be the ones to comment, when the people of YouTube have done such a stellar job for us...
From YT user A*********y: 'How do I get this to auto repeat on my eyeballs'
And, from M********n: 'Absolutely violently ill.'
...Couldn't have said it better ourselves."
|Executive Producer||Toby Walsham|
|Director of Photography||Donny Johnson|
|Focus Puller||Darius Williams|
|Wardrobe||Alice Abbey-ryah, Calvin How|
|Hair & Make-up||Ciara Macdonald|
|Editing company||Final Cut|
|Post Producer||Charlie Morris - Colourist Producer, Nikki Porter - Edit Producer|
|Label||Soft Boy Records, Pias|
|Other credits||Production Assistant: Emma Stevens Broyd BTS: Imogen Ogden Cast: Jake Garrett, Shun Yin, Sophie Poteratchi, Lucy Andrews Action Vehicle: Pete Valente Edit Producer: Nikki Porter Colour Producer: Charlie Morris Titles: Oscar Torrans Artist Management: James O’Donohoe, Helen Kennedy @ Red Light Management Special Thanks To Oliver Stevenson And God's Own Junkyard.|
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