The otherworldly visual is a co-commission between Fact and Young.
In the video for Koreless’s ‘White Picket Fence’, directed by FKA twigs, the Welsh producer takes a fishing trip in a Lamborghini accompanied by three dancers, while a young boy wanders into the scene. The surreal visual, which is the first to be directed by FKA twigs for another artist, reflects both the earthy tones and mysterious qualities of Koreless’s track, which is taken from Agor, his debut album for Young. The visual, which was produced by creative studio Object & Animal, is a co-commission between Young and Fact.
“Lewis is not only a dear friend of mine but also one of my favourite collaborators,” twigs says of the collaboration. “His sonic palette is equally as alien and otherworldly as it is grounded and in me it evokes feelings of being close to nature. For Lewis’ video I wanted to create this in a visual. The mystery intertwined with a feeling of familiarity. The ‘White Picket Fence’ visual is a modern day reenactment of a fable that doesn’t exist. Each character represents a sound in the music and the audience is a voyeur as the music is personified into a mystical happening.”
“This is my first time directing a music video for another artist,” she adds. “I am so grateful to Koreless and Object & Animal for the opportunity.”
‘White Picket Fence’ is the continuation of a fruitful creative partnership between the pair, after Koreless worked with her as co-producer on her second album, Magdalene. “twigs and I have spent a lot of time in the studio recently, I’ve got an enormous amount of respect for her as a musician and visual artist,” Koreless says. “I’d always loved how she brought her songs to life with her visual insights, and when she came to me with an idea for ‘White Picket Fence’ it was a no-brainer.”
“WPF is one of the most precious songs on the album, but I trusted her to have full control and love the result,” he continues. “Also I got to drive a Lamborghini (15 metres at 2mph) and learn to fish. Win win.”
Agor is out now via Young. The album can be purchased on vinyl and CD formats from the Young website, and bought digitally from Bandcamp.
Directed by FKA twigs
Produced by Object & Animal
Executive Producer: Morgan Clement
Producer: Alex Chamberlain
DOP: Joel Honeywell
AD: Philips Nortey
Styling: Hamish Wirgman
Hair: John Allan
Make-up: Grace Sinnott
Production Designer: Elena Isolini
Edit: Amber Saunders / Zed
Video Grade/VFX: MPC Film
Cast: ALO3VENUS, Freyja Newsome, Yaz Whitlock + Cooper
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