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Us’ new video for Labrinth follows the ups and downs of making a record

Every time a new music video by Us (AKA Chris Barrett and Luke Taylor) is sent round the studio I find myself stubbornly insisting that they can’t possibly have topped their previous efforts, and every single time the London-based directing duo seem to prove me wrong. Their latest creation for British singer-songwriter and producer Labrinth is potentially the finest yet in fact, combining what is becoming their trademark one-shot effect with a brilliantly simple storyline. The video follows Labrinth through the ups and downs of making a record, from TV interviews and squabbling record label execs to shooting videos in flash cars and performing onstage, exposing a side that usually remains concealed. It’s a natural fit for Us’ pared-back aesthetic, where cameras, ladders and extras are all included in the shot. Have they upped the stakes again? We reckon so.

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Labrinth: Let It Be, directed by Us

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Labrinth: Let It Be, directed by Us

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Labrinth: Let It Be, directed by Us

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Labrinth: Let It Be, directed by Us

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Labrinth: Let It Be, directed by Us

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Labrinth: Let It Be, directed by Us