HOCUS FOCUS CONTINUES THE COOPERATION WITH THE SWEDISH DIRECTOR ERIK LISS. MOVING FROM WHISKEY COMMERCIALS AND CONTROVERSIAL FASHION PROMOTIONS, HIS LATEST WORK IS A MUSIC VIDEO.
The single WHEN THEY COME is from the Swedish band The Deportees´ latest album “Under The Pavement – The Beach”. The musical worlds of pop and soul are mixed together with a warmth that brings forward associations to other Swedish bands like Bo Kaspers Orkester. Words that spring to mind is calm, relaxed, reflected, drawn, and rebellious down to earth. However with an atmospheric sensitivity that Liss has managed to capture with great help from photographer Axel Lindahl and the extensive use of slow motion. Half dream and half documentary, raw and ugly, beautiful and poetic at the same time. The big question is; what are the roles of the half naked old guys in the story? A question Hocus Focus editor Martin Stoltz and grader Haavard Albertsen surely can answer.