Young Fathers let their thermal ghosts rage in new video for “Holy Ghost”

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If you’ve yet to really dive into the bottomless depths of rap trio Young Fathers’ swelling discography, the group’s latest music video accompaniment to their song “Holy Ghost” is the mind-boggling, curiosity-budding piece you’ve been waiting for. Directed by renowned creator Oscar Hudson (Radiohead’s “Lift,” Bonobo’s “No Reason”), the video was filmed in one continuous shot using a rare, high-powered military thermal camera, giving its view of the Scottish landscape in which it was shot and the characters within it a starkly haunting visualization. As the thermal camera jumps and shifts from shot to shot, combining all the ferocity of the group’s verses with the morbid (but gorgeous) scenes that playout throughout. From lifeless bodies being dragged about the shrubbery to mesmerizing close-ups of the group’s ghostly silhouettes dancing against their white-hot backdrop, the film is a stunning complement to the song’s exuberantly harsh exclamations.

“I didn’t want to use the camera for it’s haunting aesthetic alone, nor do a video medley of experiments with hot & cold stuff. Both those aspects are great but I was mostly interested in the camera’s range and functionality as a piece of surveillance gear,” Hudson said of the film. “So we worked to make that aspect a core part of the language and narrative of the film – so the camera itself becomes a character as does it’s operator and we fully embraced it’s electronic movements and wobbles throughout.”

Watch the new video for “Holy Ghost” below!

Young Fathers will be heading on tour this summer and fall, with a Los Angeles date at the Fonda Theatre on November 11. Visit the group’s website and Facebook to stay updated on future tour announcements and releases.

Young Fathers 2018 Tour Dates

06/30 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival 2018

07/02 Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival

07/05 Liège, Belgium – Les Ardentes Festival

07/12 Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival 2018

07/14 Bilbao, Spain – BBK 2018

11/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

11/10 San Francisco, CA – The Independent (SOLD OUT)

11/11 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

11/14 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

11/16 Seattle, WA – The Showbox

11/17 Vancouver, BC – Venue

11/19 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

11/20 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (SOLD OUT)

11/21 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere

11/30 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy

12/01 Leeds, UK – Stylus

12/02 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall

12/04 Newcastle, UK – Boiler Shop

12/05 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy

12/11 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton

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