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Starring The Invisible's Dave Okumu and his nephew, Alexander, the music video for the trio's new single on Ninja Tune, 'Protection', follows the tale of a boy who awakes beside a mysterious wooden box, whilst around him there appears to be a greater and more sinister presence.
The song itself is a meditation on protection. It's about knowing how to look after the thing which brings you to a place of safety when faced with danger
Besides the premiere on Dazed Digital today, Okumu spoke to us for some insight to the story behind the video: "We were looking for something which conveyed a very personal journey through landscapes that were at times familiar, at others unsettling and otherworldly. The song itself is a meditation on protection. It's about knowing how to look after the thing which brings you to a place of safety when faced with danger.
We worked closely with filmakers Mark Glenister and Joe Hunt to find a way of representing this. It was important for us to get the tone right. This was helped significantly by having my nephew play the lead character as well as balancing abstraction with meaning by including elements of our existing visual language."
Video directed by Mark Glenister & Joe Hunt
The Invisible's album 'Ripsah' is out on Ninja Tune on June 11th