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“Filmed in a sleepy French suburb, starring a group of the coolest kids in the cul-de-sac, The Greeks’ video reflects the song — it’s about everything, and kinda nothing, and being young, or something.” Is Tropical explained MEGAFORCE’s concept of the violent Manga-inspired music video: “Part Rumblefish, part Die Hard, part Akira, we wanted to work together to create something both visually appealing and aesthetically relevant to the band.
“We like kids, we like gangs, we really like daydreaming and imagination; the video straddles the line between nostalgia and the visual death-porn of our generation – the action film. Don’t get carried away by politics – this is a straight-up kid brawl the way it played out in your head when you were stealing your mum’s mascara to be like Arnie in Predator.”
Is Tropical said: “It isn’t a shocking rebuke to our drama queen, populist news culture either – just naive, blissful shoot-your-mate until he’s definitely dead war-games -the way you wish it still could be”.
Following the release of the teaser video two weeks ago, the UK trio unleashed their official music video for “The Greeks” late last week to an overwhelming response with a combining Youtube and Vimeo count of about 900.000 views. “We’ve been wanting to make such a video since the age of 6 !” says the French directors team MEGAFORCE (Kid Cudi, Metronomy), the animation was done by 7 at Machine Molleand produced by Jules Dieng at Elnino.