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Bear in Heaven’s ‘Sinful Nature’ Video: A Trippy Twist on ‘Pretty Woman’

Strobe-lit 'I Love You, It's Cool' track gets a clip inspired by the Julia Roberts flick

picture-18576-1373300776By: Marc Hogan // May 14, 2012

“Like Don Henley, but more psychedelic,” Bear in Heaven singer-keyboardist Jon Philpot told SPIN several months ago, describing the Brooklyn electro-rockers’ latest album, I Love You, It’s Cool. The newest video from the record, for pulsating, “How Soon Is Now?”-like hypno-rocker “Sinful Nature,” takes a movie released only a few months after Henley’s multiplatinum smash The End of Innocence — namely, 1990’s Julia Roberts-Richard Gere prostitute romance Pretty Woman — and makes it … more psychedelic. Directed by Yoonha Park, whose previous work includes visuals for Washed Out and Small Black, the video shows a CGI-tweaked couple reminiscent of Gere and Roberts’ movie characters in all kinds of hallucinogenic settings. This pretty woman won’t kiss you on the lips, but she might send you on a vision quest into the Sonoran desert.