The great Polish postpunk band Trupa Trupa begin their tour of the United States this week, and will be playing at Union Pool on Tuesday. We interviewed them earlier this year about their new album Of the Sun, and we’re thrilled to be premiering the video for the title song today.
Director Benjamin Finger had this to say about the video:
“Of The Sun” from Trupa Trupa´s new album was the first song I originally made a video for. This track made a sudden and strong emotional impact on me when I first listen through the whole album (before it was going to be released/pre-listening). It was the feeling of loss and isolation, an almost graveyard feeling (hence the black and white family shots) to the song that drew my attention. This was blended with the singers sense of poetry and the well chosen lyrics. As I often do, I decided to use Super 8 footage and mix it with some DV-material. I put these two formats on top of each other so that you are kind of existing in two worlds at the same time in some of the sequences. Kids and animals seems to attract me in many ways, they represent something pure in these dark and chaotic times.
Of the Sun is out now on Lovitt Records.