HEAVEN, HOW LONG? is the third single from TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER, as well as being the album’s centrepiece, and the third to have a video directed by the talented Joe Spray, this time with visual effects by Dan Tombs (who also provides EIY’s visuals on stage, as well as those of Factory Floor and Jon Hopkins).
It will be released digitally by Stolen Recordings on June 16.
Watch the video via Vevo, below
“I was keen to keep Joe Spray on as director for this video because his contribution to the aesthetics of my album and its surrounding material have been a key part in whatever success they’ve found. Further exploring the themes and influences of the previous two videos, and continuing with the vague narrative we’d established, moving from the cityscape to the natural world, the video for HEAVEN, HOW LONG remains rooted in an organic landscape. It was clear after a while, though, that we needed to really tear at the fabric of the images in the end section of the song to match its dynamics and intensity, and this is where Dan Tombs was introduced to the process. Dan has been creating visuals for my live shows based on Joe’s video work, and it’s been a great collaborative effort working with him. I was really pleased that both Joe and Dan were keen to add their own styles to this video; together they’ve created something beautiful, schizophrenic and intensely visceral.”
Directed by Joe Spray
Visual Effects: Dan Tombs
Produced by Henry Lloyd-Baker and Nikolaj Belzer at Everything is Okay
Director of Photography Christopher Thomas
Editor Elisa Cepedal
1st Assistant Director Dario Cappellini
1st Assistant Camera Nuria Perez
2nd Assistant Camera Lewis Wasilewski
DIT Joshua Warren
Online Editor Alex Grigoras
Production Assistant Aya Arden-Clarke