Savages aren't ones to shy away from their influences.
A deeply intelligent, highly literate group, the band's material is littered with reference points and allusions.
The video for 'Strife' is no exception. Shot by frequent collaborator Antoine Carlier, the clip is inspired by the iconic murder scene* in Albert Camus' existentialist novel 'L'Etranger'.
A desperate struggle for survival, the highly stylised video was shot in monochrome on a French beach. Savages have decided to preface the video with the following statement:
"We wanted to make a video that focused on a timeless human physicality and physical expression, a search for understanding through the movement, action and reaction of two characters. We chose the classical landscape of the empty beach. A fight ensues between two men: one older, one younger; a tragic outcome, and death".
Watch it now.
- - -
Directed by Antoine Carlier
Produced by Walter Films and Savages
Actors: Leo Pochat and Richard Duval
* Pop Trivia: it's the same scene which inspired The Cure's 'Killing An Arab'.