Lisa Gunning directs beautiful video for John Grant's 'Down Here'
From The Guardian:
"A key element of John Grant’s success is his ability to balance the bleakness with the beauty. On his song Down Here, taken from Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, he uses 80s guitars to add a layer of warmth to his more melodramatic lyrics (“All we’re doing is learning how to die!”). Now the lonely “oceans of longing …” are given an air of adolescent yearning in its new video."
"Set in 1970s suburbia, the Lisa Gunning-directed video begins with a boy sitting in his dressing gown, perusing a catalogue of ladies’ swimming costumes. His aquatic fantasy culminates in a routine with a women’s synchronised swimming team. Be careful what you wish for, kids."