The Chemical Brothers – Wide Open (feat. Beck)

The Chemical Brothers released “Born In The Echoes” during last summer. It features collaborations from artists such as Q-Tip, St. Vincent or Beck. Finally, here is (once again) the Dom & Nic-directed video for the track with this latter artist: “Wide Open”. It follows the theme of human-robots that was already used in the video of “Go”.

The track in itself is certainly not the one to remember from the UK duo and this idea of a single dancer-robot is also not original. Nevertheless, the video is superbly executed. The woman, who is dancing in an empty warehouse, is talented and the FX are captivating.

In a press release, you can read that “Dom&nic’s vision was to merge the mechanical and organic, having been inspired by procedural cellular structures; their VFX Team at The Mill created a full CG model of the dancer, Sonoya Mizuno, comprising of 107 individual anatomic rigs, as well as bespoke tools to allow the seamless transformation which happens during the dance”.

In bonus, here is the video of “Go”, their track with Q-Tip. It was directed by Michel Gondry.

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