The video is out! Of Monsters and men OMAM! I never met them. But I did meet Tabitha Denholm, the director and fell in love with her amazing dynamic energy. And I did meet the crew of 34 people, all in Hollywood, LA, as we were filming. It was my first time there and I loved it! I loved meeting Tabitha and her idea for this movie, a Love transmission beyond gender, ageless and true. And I met Kate Miller! Love her! And Raffi! Love him! And of course I also met Erika Linder, swedish model and becoming actress, my acting partner. Love her.When you see her in this video you will be amazed by her beauty and natural talent for acting. As for myself, I loved being in front of the camera, acting comes very natural to me as well. If opportunity presents itself I´ll be happy to do it again.
OF MONSTERS AND MEN’S VIDEO FOR ”EMPIRE” IS MAGICAL AND TOTALLY ‘HAROLD AND MAUDE’
I’d like to address this up top: If you haven’t seen Harold and Maude it’s important that you rectify the situation at your earliest convenience. The 1971 film is one of best around: poignant, blackly humorous, and a fantastic reminder to live life by your own rules and sometimes, feelings are simply inexplicable.
In it the lead character, Harold (played by Bud Cort) meets Maude and it’s a marriage of minds between a 20-something who feels out of step with the world and a rebellious octogenarian, and the whole story boasts a kickass soundtrack by Cat Stevens. Truly: it’s a don’t miss movie.
Anyway, this leads us nicely to the video for ”Empire,” by Icelandic quintet Of Monsters and Men, which we’re premiering below. Lifted from their second LP, Beneath the Skin, which dropped this past June, OMAM specialize in a rousing, warm brand of indie which occasionally embraces a folk-imbued delicacy and at other turns burst into full on baroque pop flourishes. ”Empire” ticks all these boxes, particularly in its surging, heart-swelling chorus, meanwhile the video, captured in hazy, sun flared black and white, is a clear nod to the aforementioned cult film.
Director Tabitha Denholm—who’s conceived videos for Haim and Florence and the Machine—had this rather eloquent statement to convey with regards to her vision.