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Dutch Uncles get cinematic in the new video for ‘Streetlight’

Their album ‘Big Balloon’ came out in February.

Waaaay back in February, art-poppers Dutch Uncles released their ace latest album ‘Big Balloon’, and now they finally have a video for one of its major highlights, ‘Streetlight’.

As the album takes some cues from Kate Bush’s ‘The Red Shoes’, the cinematic clip seems to take a little bit of inspiration from the Powell and Pressberger film of the same name. It stars Brazilian dancer Gabriela Flarya as she dances across London, acting out a bit of an intense romance.

Duncan Wallis explained: “‘Streetlight’ felt like it demanded a more cinematic visual so have our mugs involved would’ve only distracted, or even muddied, that vision. The trust and experiences we’ve shared with our dear friend Nick made him a perfect candidate to handle the exposed nature of the song. He sort of hit the nail on the head with the idea of falling in love with a streetlight, as it really is that literal an analogy within the song. Sort of…”

Director Nick Middleton said: “I imagined a girl falling in love with a streetlight. The song is about the end of a relationship, but I wanted to tell it from the point of view of the ex-lover, so what we see are their memories and jealousies. I asked Gabriela to look at the camera as if it were her lover and her enemy. She’s a fantastic performer and can convey a lot with just a look. I still haven’t seen the film she was in with Vincent Cassel”.

Watch the video for ‘Streetlight’ below.

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