This is one of those videos that you show a friend and your relationship grows a little bit stronger. One of those videos that you bond over because you’ve just exposed them to something they appreciate you for exposing them to, and you’ve provided them something that they can share with their friends and ultimately bond over. Although it seems like a pretty simple idea, and you might find yourself wondering why you didn’t think of it, it’s the numerous small but brilliant details that make this so great. The styling, the one-take, the placement of the spotlight, the way the dancers groove perfectly to that sensual bass line, and the subtle glimpse at the sun coming up at the end were just a few of my favorite aspects, although I could go on.
Director Hiro Murai‘s visuals for Chet Faker‘s “Gold” are the best I’ve seen in a long time. Go check out Murai’s website, he has a hefty repertoire which includes recent videos for Shabazz Palaces, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Spoon, and Queens of the Stone Age.
“Gold” is off Chet Faker’s April 2014 release Built on Glass.