Barbarossa has unveiled a haunting video for 'Butterfly Plague' (Dir. Montserrat Lombard) - which is taken from his forthcoming EP of the same name (pre-order here).
Director Montserrat Lombard talks us through the video:
"I wanted to capture the headiness of the track in a simple way. We are all so used to being inundated with slick, fast images that i wanted to go back to the old skool way and shoot on Super 8, in a way to reflect the way the record was done to tape. I love the beauty and simplicity of William Eggleston's Stranded In Canton so we used that as a template for the kind of feel we wanted to create. The treatment came from listening to the song and writing down the images I saw as it played. Wonderful Zawe Ashton loved the track and as a good friend of mine was brave enough to let the director in me loose and come and play with us. The whole team involved was fantastic and supportive and I couldn't have done it without their talent. Ben Brown was brilliant as my inventive and calm DOP, the multi talented Nik Buck (Hugo, Harry Potter, Snow White and the Huntsman) was a gem to have on board and stylist extraordinaire Emma Macfarlane will be glued to my hip from now on if I have anything to do with it."
You can catch Barbarossa perform songs from the EP at the Shacklewell Arms, London on June 12th (tickets here).