videoKojey Radical ft Knucks 'Payback' by Charlie Sarsfield
Director Charlie Sarsfield continues his collaboration with Kojey Radical with the video for Payback, featuring Knucks - and adding a few more famous faces too, at a swish dinner party. The dynamic visual perfectly encapsulates the high energy track, bringing to life a sumptuous aesthetic that sees the artist and his friends breaking bread and partying in style, dripping with luxury styling - with classic Saville Row suits adorning each of the artists.Kojey and Knucks are joined by Wretch 32, Cashh, Shae Universe, Niko Omilana and more, at a spectacular location, for a contrasting follow-up to Sarsfield's previous collab for Kojey Radical - the reflective, domestic-set video for Gangsta.“It's been a real joy to work closely with Kojey on our second consecutive visual," says Charlie Sarsfield. "We spoke of wanting to build on Gangsta, pushing that aesthetic. Our tag line became, 'If Gangsta was the journey, Payback is the fruition’. Maintaining our portrait approach to performance, emphasis was put on careful framing again.“Kojey asked me to watch a film called Climax which inspired the high angled shots. We then paired this up with inspiration from old school music videos by the likes of Beastie Boys and NWA with low angled framing, which helped to create a really dynamic visual across the board. We felt this ‘old school’ backbone matched and elevated the sound that Swindle masterfully pieced together."It was an honour to quite literally dance with Kojey again and it was my first time working with Knucks, who is such a great artist and someone I'd admired from afar for a while. It wasn't without its trials, but the payback has been all worth it."
Rob Ulitski - 25th Jan 2022