The video for Mise en Scenes latest single “Closer” premiered on Playboy. That should, and does, tell you a lot about what you need to know about the video.
But we’ll get to that later.
First, the song. “Closer” feels like classic Mise en Scene, but ’s a lot harder and a lot more fun. It’s got a wonderful, tough edge with an aggressive pop side. The vocals range from a guttural growl to a psychedelic scream, and the guitars sweetly distorted.
OK. Onto the video.
The (very basic) premise follows a young man who drives a porn set on wheels. But directory Lloyd Choi says the video isn’t just about sex It’s also a look at the gritty behind-the-scenes life of a low-budget porn star.
Miss en Scene singer and front woman Stefanie Blondal Johnson adds: “We feel the film is more of a commentary on the world that we live in and our longer to be closer to others; the need for compassion and companionship in a world that can feel so lonely and fragmented.”
That’s certainly a more adept lens through which to view the film. Our protagonist longs for a connection with the hurting star, only to be disappointed when another actress climbs into the back of the van the next day.
The video is a thought-provoking look at the people behind one of the world’s most popular genres of film. And the song perfectly compliments the strangely sad-yet-emotional story.
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