Watch: Alison Wonderland - Run
Dirty boys, colourful crimes.
Alison Wonderland set herself a pretty high bar as far as awesome video clips go, when she got Superbad cult hero McLovin (actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse) to kidnap her in U Don't Know. The standard stays high with today's video clip release for Run, the Australian pocket rocket producer's latest hit single, that she's just done multiple performances of to her enraptured audiences at secret warehouse shows around the nation (take a look at an awesome image gallery from Slice of Life here).
The video is directed by Tim K. Its narrative centres upon a riff-raffish group of strapping young men, living in derelict quarters, itchy for their next hit... of icecream. Cue high-speed heist at the local icecream parlour. The bright colours of the icecream they loot stands out in stark juxtaposition to the dark, dirty colour palette that depicts the boys and their street surrounds. The robbery action is juxtaposed with more pristine studio scenes: Alison Wonderland (all hair and eyelashes) sings her track against a candy-pink background, while a well-oiled, Adonis-like male model has a serious amount of colourful liquid shit poured over him. The studio shots have a very Kris Moyes, "abject-body", imaginative, playful kind of vibe (he's the Australian director behind heaps of the Modular stuff, and Sia's Buttons vid), while the teenage boy gang stuff has vague hints of Larry Clark. All in all, a super artistic effort. Watch it below: