If you want a music video to have impact, there is one man to go to — Nabil Elderkin. The Chicago-born, Australia-raised photographer and videographer has some of the biggest clients out there, including Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, Nas, John Legend and companies and media outlets like Rolling Stone, Vogue, Coca-Cola and more. Included in more is UK band Foals, who released their latest album Holy Fire in February.
The latest Foals-Nabil project is a music video for Foals song "Bad Habit." The video, longing, dark and beautiful, follows a naked woman along a sandy dune like a "bad habit / one you cannot shake." And, in traditional Nabil style, the video it is artful, lending itself well to the UK rockers' regret-filled track.
The videography is seductive and mindbending, the soft sand cracking as if it were dry and the shadows of hills melting and swirling into black holes. It is hard to look away. What is best is that the video never strays from the heart of the song, it only enhances it, bringing it's dusty soul to life.
If you were a fan, check out Nabil and Foals past collaboration on the music video for Foals' "Late Night" below. This one is a bit graphic — best not watched at your desk at the office.
Catch Foals on tour in the U.S. this summer promoting Holy Fire.
Foals American Tour Dates:
Jul 31 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
Aug 02 Lollapalooza Aftershow at Park West Chicago, IL
Aug 03 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
Aug 05 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
Aug 07 The Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
Aug 08 House of Blues San Diego, CA
Aug 09 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
Aug 10 Outside Lands (August 10-11) San Francisco, CA