Tanlines have just revealed the video for new single ‘All Of Me’ taken from their new album Mixed Emotions and directed by The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt.
The video marks the music video directorial debut of UK comedy legend Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh. The collaboration between Barratt and the band was a combination of brazen wishful thinking and good luck.
Tanlines, who are influenced by Barratt, toyed with the possibility of listing the Mighty Boosh as a creative partner in their liner notes. Word reached Barratt, who after listening to an early version of the album realized ‘All of Me’ served as a perfect musical counterpoint to some of the imagery he was interested in exploring, and an opportunity to experiment making music videos. So shockingly, he dove in.
Barratt says, “At the time I wrote the treatment, I was watching a particular film by Fabrice Du Welz called ‘The Ordeal’ which is a really good, strange, macabre film with some really interesting movement and dance bits in that…I’m always trying to do anything between comedy and horror. Because you have such a strong flavor with Tanlines’ music, it’s quite fun to offset that with bleak imagery.”
The video stars the band performing on an old-timey late-night television show to an elderly crowd jiltedly moving together, doing something just short of dancing. It is mysterious, funny, macabre and a definite must-see:
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tanlines’ new video ‘All Of Me':
[info via Matador]