29 October 2014

Art Department release new video for Cruel Intentions ft. Seth Troxler

Art Department new video Cruel Intentions ft. Seth Troxler

Art Department release new video for Cruel Intentions ft. Seth Troxler

Art Department have released a brand new video for the single, "Cruel Intentions feat. Seth Troxler" - the first track to be released from the duos highly anticipated sophomore studio album, "Natural Selection", is available to download now:

Pete Tong premiered the single on his legendary BBC Radio 1 show on 17th October and since its garnered further love and support across the network from Zane Lowe and Skream.

"Cruel Intentions" is a brooding whirlwind of hypnotic beats, layered synths and off-centre vocals courtesy of Kenny Glasgow. The video is a very real portrayal of "life on the road", depicting the seedy underworld of crack hotels and the contemptible morning-after realities.

The video was shot in Toronto and directed by Grandson and Son who cleverly used thermal imagining and X-ray film to "go beyond the bones" and capture people skinless and transparent on film, exploring the human structure as compositional device; "I love how the infrared photography imparts surreal effects when you reverse it and the subjects skin turns black."

True to form, the track brims with Art Department's signature impeccable arrangement; simplistic perfection, distorted through a murderous bass line and raw textures, topped with hauntingly eerie spoken word verses by long-standing friend and collaborator, Seth Troxler, who also features in the video.

'Cruel Intentions' is available to download and stream now via:

The new album "Natural Selection" will be released on 18th November [through No. 19 Music]

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