Electro-pop outfit Fight Like Apes have returned with the brilliant new video for the group’s latest single ‘Crouching Bees’ taken from their forthcoming E.P Whigfield Sextape.
Directed by Grey Sun, the video’s gritty juxtaposition of surrealist and grounded elements perfectly blends with the swirling yet emotive atmosphere of Fight Like Apes all-encompassing synth driven sound.
Grey Sun’s brilliant use of desolate, industrial vistas and brooding imagery results in some simply stunning visuals as the camera follows the main character (played by Thomas Kavanagh) through the isolated texturally deep setting, resulting in a subverted, darker take on Spike Jonze’s Where The Wild Things Are.
Building the narrative arc through a constantly progressing air of surrealism the director’s use of evocative imagery and breathtakingly composed shots relate the underlined sense of loss and escapism that seems to permeate from both the music and vocal delivery found in ‘Crouching Bees’.
Culminating in the beautifully produced final sequence, the tonal aesthetic of the ‘Crouching Bees’ video is a captivating accompaniment to the sense of depth created by Fight Like Apes music. Capturing the feel and mode of the single, Grey Sun’s direction and stylistic production values gives a palpable visual layer to soundscapes that form the core of the song.
Watch the brand new video from Fight Like Apes for ‘Crouching Bees’ directed by Grey Sun and starring Thomas Kavanagh by clicking above.