Anohni is certainly one to make a statement with her music videos, with past productions featuring the likes of Naomi Campbell, and making explicit references to present political issues. Her latest offering is no less impressive, a surreal clip directed by New York filmmaker Alexander Carver for new single Hopelessness.
A fragmented, dream like world sees a lone woman mouthing the lyrics, as is typical Anohni style, and images of a modern world invading the pastoral. Eels, an armoured woman lying prone, and an unusual chase scene of our singing protagonist are the main visuals we see, with Carver explaining; “Medieval barbarism and fascistic architecture haunt the fever dream of an anonymous corporate woman. Within the dream, distant past and distant futures are irrationally fused in a bizarre, iconic vision of martyrdom where animals are citizens and people are drones”.
Watch the video below: