Nice surprise this week in regards to a little favourite of mine.
The music video for Henry Kane by MERRIN has been re-released! Revamped!
Check out a little background and festival runs in previous blogs (HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE)
Overall, I'm such a massive fan of the music that I just had to post about where it started to where it is now. Also, I've been meaning to update the Facebook page with behind the scenes info about my work, so what better time to start?
I originally approached the band (Chris Purdie) as he was gigging in London around 2012. He was recording a few songs for an EP and I asked if he had a song I could play around with. He threw 'Henry Kane' at me and said "have fun"
So off I went and shot the thing solo over a few months, generally playing around and thinking of creepy/strange imagery. Influenced by Michael Mann's 'Manhunter' and David Fincher's 'Girl with a Dragon Tattoo' opening credit sequence, the tone was set.
After shooting a load of footage and jumping into editing, a story began to emerge that brought the whole thing to life. The run-through of following a murderer and getting inside his head as he commits a crime gave me a goal over the runtime.
The Goblin-inspired song added to the already disturbing sense of fear through the 7 minute piece. There was a deliberate slow pace and pay off - a beginning, middle (a trippy one), and end - that hopefully made you feel you went through an "experience".
That was then.
Now, in 2016, it's taken to another level.
A few years later and the song has added more from a composition stand point. It's now a John Murphy/Goblin/John Carpenter/Mogwai fused monster. Chris said it's took him years to finally nail the song (the drums taking the song to a definitive place) and it really feels that way.
It's given the video a new life. The visuals still embrace the song but now it has more urgency imposed on to it. The video as a whole feels unsafe, less trippy, and something that's hard to watch as the tension through the narrative builds. It now has a thriller-pace to it much like a closing or opening credit sequence that inspired the video in the first place.
I'm very proud of the video as it's pretty effective. The song as it is now is better, more complete, and has a clear style that the band has perfected. I'm happy its a part of the new EP 'Midnight Movies' and I hope it helps give it more exposure.
To pre-order the new EP and show some support, head over to the below:
'Midnight Movies' will be released 1st March 2016.
See ya on the flip side...Danny