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White Cary Grant-inspired dinner suits light up the reality of modern Hollywood in Lust For Youth’s infectious, liltingly-balearic “Illume”, the second single from the trio’s debut album International (out Jun 10 on Sacred Bones Records). Director Cali Thornhill DeWitt shot the video in the area because he wanted to pair his “attractive subjects” with equally alluring surroundings. The warmly-saturated film portrays band members Hannes Norvidde and Loke Rahbek as two disconnected young adults, dressed as matinee idols in Tinseltown and followed by a black-clad outlaw. The myth of old Hollywood glamour is soon dispelled as they pass graffiti signalling “home of the weak” and the fading Hollywood sign at the Griffith Observatory – but while the truth is a bitter pill to swallow, the shimmering synth-pop and beautiful visuals help ease the pain.
Lust for Youth play London in July: Rough Trade Instore (1); The Shacklewell Arms (2)
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