videoPale Waves 'Lies' by Vasilisa Forbes
Vasilisa Forbes directs a stylish performance promo for UK rock outfit Pale Waves.Interweaving her fashion sensibilities with portraiture-style vignettes, Forbes uses lighting and art direction to visualise the compelling track. Shot in a studio, the video for Lies spans three contrasting setups which each offer a conceptual take on the lyrics."(The track) spoke to me of heartbreak and frustration, yet with punchy empowerment," says Vasilisa Forbes. "I wanted to create a striking performance-focused video for Pale Waves with Heather at the forefront; in a lighting and colour driven studio environment."A blue diamond shape is repeated through a performance cube where we mirror ceiling and floor, and a diamond studio formation ‘inversion’. Shadows and mysterious lighting-tonality speak to me of ‘LIES’ - covering up, hiding, sinister details...thoughts taking place in the shadows."Playfully the heart motif is presented and repeated through the use of blood-red tones, and heart cut-out lighting frames."
Rob Ulitski - 18th May 2022