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Published: 23 Apr 2013

James Blake’s Overgrown Video

Australian film director Nabil Elderkin has shot a beautiful colour-graded video for British musician James Blake’s latest track, Overgrown.

Elderkin perfectly captures Blake’s characteristically dark and majestic musical edge. In a sequence of dreamlike settings, Blake travels from what appears to be a secluded house floating in a field as night falls, to vast moonlit landscapes, dark forests and eventually the sea, where he is shadowed by mysterious swirling black-robed figures.

The deep grey-blue tint used throughout contributes to the eerie and serene feel of the video and complements the song’s moody direction. As one of the best video directors of the moment, Elderkin is also the creative force behind videos for artists including Kanye West, Frank Ocean, John Legend and Nas, among others.

See further works by creatives that play on the theme of darkness in the Stylus report Dark Matters.

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