Homme lately met college students on the Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus, and the clips have since been made by two filmmakers from the varsity. Each got a manufacturing finances to translate the music and lyrics of the ‘Desert Sessions’ into “their own vision”, in response to a press release.
One of the filmmakers, Gabriele Fabbro, made a video for the acoustic ballad ‘If You Run’. Fabbro mentioned the haunting video was impressed by violence in opposition to European journalists, instructed by the eyes of a younger lady.
Fabbro added: “I used to learn a whole lot of information about murders, particularly on European newspapers. I keep in mind one specifically that occurred in a cornfield. That article got here to thoughts whereas listening to ‘If You Run.’
“With this music video I want to touch themes such as ‘femicide’, ‘chase for justice’, ‘innocent curiosity vs violence’. But on top, I want to play with an existential fear. The fear of being powerless. Every tool in the video, from the shakiness of the handheld shots to the distorted sound of the radio, serves to exaggerate this fear.”
You can watch the video for ‘If You Run’ right here:
Meanwhile, filmmaker Jonathan Samukange labored on creating a video for ‘Move Together’, which ultimately grew to become what he describes as “a psychedelic take on the story of Adam and Eve”.
Samukange added: “I wanted to create a seamless balance between computer graphics and reality. I want my audience to escape into a time capsule, following the tragic love story of Adam and Eve.”
Filmed in his dwelling nation of Zimbabwe, the director requested a whole native village for assist when filming.
“This idea is completely nuts, but it is also grounded in reality with themes of love, togetherness, collaboration, betrayal, and even brainwashing.”
You can watch the video for ‘Move Together’ right here:
Volumes 11 and 12 of the ‘Desert Sessions’ arrived final October, ending the undertaking’s 16-year hiatus. The album’s eight tracks had been primarily recorded in December 2018 at Rancho De La Luna studios in Joshua Tree.
For the undertaking, Homme enlisted the assistance of varied artists together with ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons, Warpaint‘s Stella Mozgawa, Scissor Sisters‘ Jake Shears, Royal Blood‘s Mike Kerr, actor Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows, Toast of London), Libby Grace, Töôrnst Hülpft, Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White) and Primus’ Les Claypool.
Reviewing the album, NME said: “…The greatest title right here can also be probably essentially the most unlikely, particularly contemplating previous Desert Sessions. Yep, that’s Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, a longtime pal of Homme’s, becoming a member of in for ‘Something You Can’t See’. The album’s standout observe, it slinks alongside just like the floatiest moments of Tame Impala, all of the whereas paying its respects to Steely Dan and Fleetwood Mac’s chicest 1970s shakedowns.
“… Overall, there’s enough rock star swagger here to live vicariously through, and the sense that the Joshua Tree party will ride again for years to come.”