The Band Explains: SAINT BEST - 'In the Morning' (Video)
Copenhagen quartet, SAINT BEST speak to us about their music video for debut single , 'In The Morning'.
The Band Explains:Where was the video filmed?
'In the morning' was filmed in different locations in Copenhagen, where we're from. The video is a collaboration with the guys from 73collective. The first scene is at Bellevue beach a popular beach in Copenhagen. The second scene is shot in an apartment close to our studio. It is located in a rather classy area in Copenhagen which is in line with the vibe we were going for. Luckily we knew a friend who knew a friend whose parents owned an apartment in that area as it is way out our price range.
How does the video compliment the song?
'In the Morning' is about letting go of all reason and give in to human desires and instincts whether they are innocent or obscure. It's about not holding back, defying the fear of the consequences of our actions and not to be defined by the things you have done. If everything does not go according to plan today, there is always tomorrow to make up for it. This mood is reproduced in the music video for 'In the Morning', which is also a tribute to the Japanese cult film Tampopo from 1985. Tampopo is a comedy as well as a drama. The film explores death, sex and perverted love of good food all in one. These themes are also explored in the music video for 'In the morning', which expresses its extreme potency with inspiration from Tampopo.
Any behind the scenes stories?
We shot the video in two days. The second day was more or less set to do the egg-scene as it was quite a challenge for our actors. Making it look natural and sexual was really difficult as you can imagine. But they really pulled it off, didn’t they? They were awesome to work with! Our male character did not even like oysters. He really moved some boundaries to make this video work. Really cool!
Tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
The video revolves around the themes sex, temptation and (unspoken) desire. We wanted the imagery to compliment the themes and narrative as well as create some alluring pictures. The oyster makes for a beautiful shot, as well as a (subtle) metaphor for.. you know.. The thick sexual tension between the couple is not solely explicit, but is described through their sharing of the foods. The egg scene is of course the culmination of their sexual tension - which may represent a bit more than them just sharing an egg.
What is the message the video is trying to convey?
The message of the video is, that we all have some tendencies that we do not share with the world. But that it is natural to give in to our desires, and we should do that (for the most part). In the video we wantet to portray a classy couple, who were doing some nasty stuff. As to say that even if the exterior of some people look picture perfect, there is always something dirty going on underneath - and thats not necessarily a bad thing.#
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