Goddess by BANKS is going to be huge. The curated tracks that have coupled the promotion for this record have completely surpassed expectations. Dubbing BANKS as “The Female Weeknd) has definitely helped, but with tracks such as Begging For Thread (which just dropped) it shows the mainstream pop (and remix) potential of the track. Lyrically, it’s also totally brilliant and original.
Goddess is released on 9 September via Harvest.
It is FINALLY here! The long awaited video for the lead single from the Robyn and Röyksopp EP of the same name, Do It Again. Directed by Martin de Thurah and shot in Mexico, Robyn commented that “the video stirs up a feeling of chaos which is what we talked about quite a bit when we wrote ‘Do It Again’. Life takes you to a critical point and even though it might not make you happy, when it´s over, you want to go back…”
To celebrate 10 years of Jonathan Saunders, the brand and designer collaborated with writer and director Justin Anderson for this beautiful short film ‘Jumper’ taking inspiration from David Hockney’s ‘Swimming Pool’ series, part funded by the Fashion Film initiative and sponsored by River Island.
The story sees a Pedro Almodovar-esque bourgeois European family’s reality interrupted by the visit of a naked visitor played by actor Guillaume Dolmans.
I remember when Chaser was in pre-production and have followed the story of the film through the festival route (which proved very fruitful!), but today was the first time that I actually saw it. My mind was blown. Max Rhyser’s performance is Hollywood-worthy and I truly hope that this sets him off on the trajectory that he deserves as an actor.
Chaser is a 15-minute short exploring Zach (a young gay school teacher)’s self-destructive journey through New York’s gay scene. Culturally it speaks volumes whether it has enough time within the 15 minute time frame to address these issues is another question. Let’s hope that this allows Sal Bardo and Max to build on this cultural note with a feature.
September will see Beyonce and Jay Z‘s ‘On The Run Tour’ air on HBO. After the somewhat epic Melina Matsoukas directed trailer for the tour, HBO has released a teaser for the concert’s TV premiere.