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Watch: fire, water and the naked truth in Talos’ video for ‘Kansas’

Watch: fire, water and the naked truth in Talos’ video for ‘Kansas’

Luke Sharkey
Talos - Kansas (Official Video)

Talos have today released a video for their new single ‘Kansas’. The superb track will feature on the forthcoming deluxe edition of the group’s debut album Wild Alee, due out on the 15th of June.

The video is directed by Brendan Carty, whose previous work with artists like Hozier and Talos has gathered much critical and public attention. The visuals match with the intense melodrama of the track, offering cinematography both beautiful and brutal to compliment Eoin French’s stunning vocal delivery. Canty says the video reflects the bizarre world we live in at the moment.

“The world at the moment is an utterly bizarre place that seems to be getting weirder and weirder by the day. I wanted the video to reflect this by creating a gallery of strange and evocative scenes which stay with the viewer, making them question; ‘What the f*ck is going on?’ – because that’s how it feels.

Most of the scenes are based on actual absurd things that I’ve observed. The snail on the girl’s face is a skincare technique – it’s strange the lengths in which people will go to achieve perfect beauty. The drifting scene is a comment on the things that people do for happiness. The men fighting is a comment on the crisis of masculinity and the irony of the fact that when it’s at its most fierce it’s also at its most intimate.

The mirror man is in the middle of all of this, reflecting on the madness of the world. There’s something to deconstruct in all of the images and in how they play together. A lot of it is designed to not make sense, kind of like the world.”

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