Savages Score Beachside Murder in Brutal ‘Strife’ Video
Filmed in South West France, clip brings Albert Camus' 'The Stranger' to life
Savages have unleashed an official music video for Silence Yourself bruiser “Strife.” Directed by Pop Noire co-founder Antoine Carlier, the black-and-white visual echoes the beach murder scene contained in Albert Camus’ classic existentialist novel The Stranger.
“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,” frontwoman Jehnny Beth writes in a blog post. “We chose the classical landscape of the empty beach. A fight ensues between two men: one older, one younger; a tragic outcome, and death.” In other words, it’s standard territory for Savages. Watch the piece above.
The “Strife” clip is just the latest in a series of Silence Yourself clips. The London post-punks have previously shared shorts for “Marshal Dear” (which was inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five), “Husbands,” “I Am Here,” and “Shut Up.”