NEW MUSIC VIDEO FROM THE BAND DESERT SOUL. THE SWEDISH DIRECTOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER IS THE BY NOW HOCUS FOCUS FRIENDLY AXEL LINDAHL. WE HAVE WORKED WITH AXEL AT PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS LIKE “DU PAQUE” AND “LA GRANDE BOUFFE”, AND HE IS A PARTICULARLY INSPIRING AND SYMPATHETIC PERSON TO WORK WITH.
We appreciate that such a substantial and acclaimed photographer prefer to do the post-production on his work in Norway. As in previous work, there is no easy access to meaning or narrative. It is more an immediacy, an impact of the senses caused by contrasts and ambiguities. The images are challenging and vary between clean and dirty, chaos and order, both aesthetically and filmatically. The film is shot on 35 mm, in addition to various other digital formats, to be able to create the visual particularities. A line from the lyrics emphasise the effect: “You love the way it hits you in the face”. Gender-bending and cross-dressing have still got it – the gift to shock. Post-produced by Hocus Focus and Lene Cathrine Albertsen, edited by Martin Stoltz Olsen and colour grading by Haavard Albertsen.