Some songs owe their origin to a particular setting, a particular point in time.
The Kills' Jamie Hince took the Trans-Siberian railway recently, and emerged inspired by what he'd seen.
A lengthy, stunningly beautiful trip, that sense of icy paranoia fed into his music. New cut 'Siberian Nights' appears on the band's upcoming album, and it's a blunt, blues-driven piece of sludged up sleave.
Director Giovanna Ribisi picks up on these sub-zero vibes for the visuals.
Ribisi comments: "I've always looked at videos from a cultural perspective. Whether it's about a single, cultural event or some facet of the band. Over the course of making this video, what was there evolved into being something more abstract. However, during its early conception, I was enamoured with a John Houston film called The Misfits. Ernst Haas was there during the making of it, taking photographs. His pictures were some of the many references for the video. The Kills have always been one of my favourite bands. Their music is undeniable. It was a pleasure and a privilege for me to work on this".
Check it out now.
'Ash & Ice' is due to be released on June 3rd.