Natalia Stuyk has created the video for London-based electronic group, Real Lies’ single The Checks. A bewildering layering and amalgamation of clips, the video is almost exclusively in black and white and in negative. As the imagery travels through a cityscape the song’s lyrics appear on screen in block sans-serif type.
“The Checks is a list of questions arriving in a mind that knows it should be leaving. It was written on the streets of London on a hot summer’s night that was as lonely as it was euphoric,” reads the description on the band’s – aka Tom Watson, Kev Kharas and Patrick King’s – YouTube channel.
Natalia’s video follows her previous work, collaging video clips so that scenes appear surreal and, at times, confusing. As the song builds, so do Natalia’s visuals – objects begin to defy gravity and explode as the camera travels inside them. The video concludes with a series of manic yet mesmerising and shaky scenes, the camera spinning while focussing in and out on a skyline of lights.
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