Up and coming Copenhagen based indie rock duo Reptile Youth have just released a brand new music video. The video for “Above” premiered on the band’s official YouTube channel yesterday. Directed by Lasse Martinussen, “Above”’s new video features a diverse supporting cast of professional MMA fighters shown alongside the lead singer Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen and Reptile Youth bassist Esben Valløe. Both a tense and dramatic short film, “Above” was created as a means of portraying Lasse Martinussen’s feelings about the band’s live performances:
“The video is the result of my very first confrontation with the band years ago where I witnessed one of their early shows. I had heard about their crazy shows in China just before the show so they already had this strange, almost ancient, mythology around them. The lead singer was beyond performing; almost sacrificing himself to his biggest belief, while the bassist was hypnotizing through the music. It was something I had never experienced before, something tremendous, sexy, epic, violent and something I had to pursue. I tried to do with the video, what the performance did to me that night.”
“Above” is Reptile Youth’s latest single, and is taken from the band’s sophomore record Rivers That Run For A Sea That Is Gone. The album is currently available for purchase on iTunes and can be located here. To learn more about Reptile Youth, please check out their official site.
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