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Galantis ft Little Mix & David Guetta 'Heartbreak Anthem' by Samuel Douek

Rob Ulitski - 24th May 2021

Samuel Douek touches upon the pressures of fame and heartbreak in his promo for Galantis, featuring Little Mix and David Guetta. 

The video for Heartbreak Anthem is backdropped against a sci-fi burlesque world, and evokes a message of self-acceptance and self-love, intertwined in a high-concept, cinematic idea. 

The performance-focused visual is complemented by gorgeous styling and makeup, much like Douek's promo for Little Mix's Confetti, released just under a month ago. 

The glitchy, futuristic aesthetic contemporises the traditional shapes and silhouettes of the burlesque world, and elevates the bold, vibrant direction of Little Mix's new era. 

Samuel Douek: 

"The concept for Heartbreak Anthem was inspired by Angela Carter’s infamous 1984 novel Nights at the Circus, a magical realism feminist tale about freedom.

"Little Mix are the Winged Fatales, an all singing, all dancing trio who perform night after night to adoring crowds, whilst backstage they feel trapped and alone.

"As we move through the song they find happiness in their own skin alongside digital images of David Guetta and the Galantis Seafox - a symbol of liberation." 

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  • Performance
  • Pop
  • Burlesque
  • Sci-fi
  • Self Love
  • Cinematic
  • High Concept

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Samuel Douek
Producer
Ersan Beskardes
Production Company
BELIEVE MEDIA
Executive Producer
Executive Producer
Alexa Haywood
Production Manager
Jack Wiles
1st AD
Chris Malin

Camera

Director of Photography
Stefan Yap
Focus Puller
Oliver Bingham
Steadicam
Beau Pritchard James

Editorial

Editor
Samuel Marr

Grading

Colourist
Myles Bevan

VFX

Post production company
Time Based Arts

Agent

Director's Representation

Other credits

2nd AD

Jess Horne

AD Runners

Zoe Gunn, Jonny Powell

Production Runners

Michael Baugh, Katie Beddoe, Samuel Fullerton

Director’s Assistant

Isabelle Gzowski

Post Producer

Sean Ewins

Rob Ulitski - 24th May 2021

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