Tuesday, February 27, 2018
[Video] Son Lux - All Directions
Son Lux - the LA/NY-based band of Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia and Ian Chang - share the video for 'All Directions', taken from their new album ‘Brighter Wounds’ (out now on City Slang).
The video, directed by Nathan Johnson, stars Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black, Stronger) and actor Tom Cullen (Black Mirror, Downton Abbey), with cinematography by Steve Yedlin (Star Wars: The Last Jedi).
The clip draws on mythological and religious themes to present a modern-day tragedy of psychosis, incorporating the visual motif of severed hands used throughout the artwork and roll-out of 'Brighter Wounds', as well as its predecessor EP, 2017’s ‘Remedy’.
Drawn to the song’s “pathos of horror and hope simultaneously bubbling under the surface,” Johnson explains:
“I began to see images -- a curtain blowing in the wind, the early hope and confused despair of a close relationship, a mountain trail, an axe…and eventually, fragments of old Biblical stories that live on the edges of our collective consciousness. These stories tend to be elemental; disturbingly dark. God commands Abraham to sacrifice his son, only to stop him at the last moment. We see cycles of violence, sins of the fathers passed down through generations. All of this started to coalesce with the themes of the record, and, to a greater degree, with the recent landscape of our country.
"In making this video, we wanted to explore a simple question. Is it possible for a father's core humanity to fracture his constructed certainty? In a history of violence, might there be a break in the cycle? Instead of a wound of aggression, a wound of sacrifice. A Brighter Wound.”