Following the 2016 release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Divine Love’, Swedish/Belgian duo Victoria+Jean will return with the Henrik Alsér (The Hives, Coldplay) produced follow-up ‘Underdog’ this autumn.
Taken from ‘Underdog’, today they release new single ‘Window Pigeon’. Built upon a sinister synthesized baseline, it intermittently ignites with bursts of distorted guitars, thundering drums and Victoria’s visceral vocals.
It comes with a video by Beijing based director Wu Kun (know for his focus on mysticism and philosophy). Shot in Beijing, the video sets the bands synthesised baselines and towering vocals against the story of the two girls’ past and future, presenting a dreamy and sad emotion about losing regret and being helpless.
About The Director : Wu Kun
In 1990, Wu Kun was born in southwestern China. Now based in Beijing, he is a film director who focuses on mysticism and philosophy.
Shot in Beijing, China, the video tells the story of the two girls’ past and future, presenting a dreamy and sad emotion about losing regret and being helpless.
The video opens with a poem in the dialect of southwestern China. It is a poem, written by a wretched man who was exiled into space. The meaning of words is more of a fragmentary memory on the earth.
Victoria+Jean + Wu Kun: How the collaboration happened
Victoria+Jean met Wu kun, via Vimeo, during the release of their debut album ‘Divine Love’. For the release of that album they made 12 videos for the 12 tracks on the album with 12 different directors. Wu Kun contacted the band via Vimeo to say he was following and enjoying the video releases.
Victoria+Jean asked him if he would like to make a video for them, and offered him the vhouce of any song on their upcoming second album ‘Underdog’. Wu Jun chose ‘Window Pigeon’ because he felt deeply touched by it as a song, and because there was something sad and melancholic about it that he couldn’t describe.