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Music Video: Trentemoller - Even Though You're With Another Girl

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"... Even Though You're With Another Girl" is the second single taken from Anders Trentemøller's wonderful second studio-album "Into The Great Wide Yonder" which has just been released in June 2010.
The new single with the beautiful vocals of Josephine Phillip (Darkness Falls, Ja Confetti) is released in September with remixes by Pantha Du Prince and Kollektiv Turmstrasse and alternative versions from Mikael Simpson (available on a limited edition 7-inch) and Anders Trentemøller.
The new music video for the new single Eventhough is more like a surreal short story than a video. It is directed by Adam Hashemi, a Danish film director.
The story is about a man who can't live with himself, thus destroying his own hopes of being happy. In the beginning we see him bringing his girlfriend to meet his parents. Mildly put, the man does not like being there, he feels overly claustrophobic. He has a hard time looking anyone in the eyes, even his girlriend who tries to be supportive nonetheless.
From there on things take a more wacky twist, as the room gets filled with steam, and the man flies out the window. He then succumbs to the smoke and lets it take him on an adventure into a strange universe featuring women from the past.
In the end, he ends up back in the house he grew up in, where he accidentally destroys the last bond between him and his girlfriend. He drifts away into unknown territory, probably the darker areas of his own mind.
Based on a dream, the video ties the subconscious world with the very flat universe of social realism. In this world, there are no real rules of conduct, it is just visions that evoke emotions of something hidden deep within all of us. This can also be seen on the forever changing filmic language that starts off as being very normal (yet still timeless) and developing into a much more cinematic universe with elements of Fellini and Film Noir.
Furthermore, the "... Even Though You're With Another Girl" follows it's own structure which is very unlike the other songs you hear on the radio. The film bases its narration on that same structure, creating an almost operatic feel.
All in all, this is an experiment in the art of video making, and it will be up to an audience to say whether it is a successful experiment or not.
Video credits:
Director: Adam Hashemi. DP: Lasse Frank. Editor: Morten Giese. Producer: Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajzcyk. Production Manager: Ditte Odgaard. Production Company: Bacon. 1st AD: Tue Czajkowski. Production Designer: Peter Grant. Scenographer: Anja Wessel. Props: Mille Fischer Christensen. Gaffer: Jakob Møller. Director's Assistant: Daniel Kragh-Jakobsen. Post Supervisor: Jonas Drehn. Costume designer: Jane Marshall Whittaker. Make up artist: Yunah Radecker

 



 

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