Having kicked off their release discography with a trilogy of music videos for their first songs, The Cope, Dublin/Berlin-based duo David Anthony Curley and Joe Furlong have just released their most ambitious thing to date.
A 10-minute long two-part video for their new songs ‘Oíche / Back on My Bullshit’ bring these new releases into a large realm of multimedia spectacular.
Directed by Curley himself, the video, shot in the impressive location of KMSKA (Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp) features two parts with ‘Oíche’ soundtracking the contemporary dancer James Vu Anh Pham’s birth into the world, before the video transitions to the fun electro-pop vibe of ‘Back On My Bullshit’ as whole new cast of dancers join him in a stunning white light hall for dancing and voguing.
“We wanted the visual to be in step with the themes of the track. For me, the track called back to the bombastic nature of 90s music videos. It’s a story of liberation and celebration, embracing yourself in the biggest way possible. Our star James Vu Anh Pham perfectly embodied the spirit of BOMB, and along with the rest of the incredible ensemble of dancers showcases the beauty and power of self-love”, David of The Cope explains. The short film was shot in KMSKA (Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp) and provides a stunning backdrop to the duo’s fascinating artistry.
Oíche / Back on My Bullshit is a celebration of dichotomy and diversity. Much like the KMSKA in which it was shot it is two halves of a whole. The film begins with the birth of our protagonist, The Dancer, in the old world, and follows him on a voyage of self discovery. As he works through the manifestations of his self doubt and self validation he is lead on a journey of celebration and liberation in a new world.
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