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Bat For Lashes 'At Your Feet' by Freddie Leyden

Rob Ulitski - 4th June 2024

Freddie Leyden continues his collaboration with Natasha Khan - aka Bat For Lashes - on videos for her new album The Dream Of Delphi, with an atmospheric video evoking the off-kilter aesthetic of David Lynch.  

Khan's performance of At Your Feet takes place in a set-up that echoes the Lynchian atmosphere of the 'Red Room' in Twin Peaks - all the more enigmatic has Khan acts a silent hand choreography for the first half of the song before the vocals start at the halfway point. 

A hint of smoke or mist passing in front of her suggests what is eventually revealed, that is taking place in a forest at night. And it feels like an abstract snapshot of a story that will unfold further, promising more to come in this visual world. But this in itself makes for an utterly absorbing watch.

"Natasha described At Your Feet as being about 'the hallucinatory state of being sleep deprived in the night, breastfeeding and rocking the baby'," explains Leyden. "She and the creative director Alexandra Green had developed wonderful choreography for the live show, which I saw in a few videos. It was beautiful, simple, and moving. I wanted to use what had developed organically for this video.

"The goal became to establish an elevated and surreal setting for this on film. Placing the tiny lone stage deep in the forest seemed like the perfect solution. It felt like we were painting a picture in the woods. Working with cinematographer David Bird, gaffer James Duffy, production designer Richard Nic Evans, and stylist Lucie James, I'm super pleased with the Lynchian composition we were able to achieve."

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Rob Ulitski - 4th June 2024

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Freddie Leyden
Producer
Suzan Mustafa
Creative Director
Alexandra Green
Production Company
Executive Producer
Guy Fuhrer
Executive Producer
James Willis
Production Manager
Anoushka Abel
1st AD
Tedz Leonard
Runner
Lewis Walsh, Manikka Marchant
Directors Assistant
Tilly Price

Camera

Director of Photography
David Bird
Focus Puller
Ben Benayo
2nd AC
Liam Meredith
2nd AC
Michael Mrzoczek
Ronin
Richard Jakes
DIT
Mario Radinovic

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
James Duffy
Sparks
Conrad Reid, Nykola Bulavsky

Art

Art Director
Richard Nik Evans
SFX Supervisor
Keith Harding
SFX
Ben Knights, Steve Hunt
Dresser
Poppy Riddell
Props
Alfie Davies
Art Assistant
Megan Russel

Wardrobe

Stylist
Lucy James
Hair & Make-up
Billie Mckenzie

Casting

Lead Dancer
Timothy John Bartlett
Lead Dancer
Chihiro Kawasaki
Lead Dancer
Caterina Danzico

Editorial

Editor
Freddie Leyden

Grading

Colourist
Toby Tomkins
Colourist
Maria Ciorba
Colour grade company

Agent

BTS
Milo Van Giap

Rob Ulitski - 4th June 2024

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