Elk Road, Australian solo artist and producer Rory Garton Smith, has released his new video for -Hanging By A Thread' today. The track features vocalist Natalie Foster and the video follows his appearance on triple j's Like A Version last week. Elk Road performed his original -Hanging By A Thread' as well as a cover of Flight Facilities' -Crave You' with vocalist Lisa Mitchell, weaving in elements of fellow Perth act Tame Impala's -The Less I Know The Better' to an incredible reaction. The performance has been viewed over 1 million times on triple j's Facebook and Youtube, with over 25K reactions and 10K comments on the former.
WATCH -Crave You' featuring Lisa Mitchell on triple j's Like A Version HERE
The video was created by Sydney production company Entropico and directed by Sydney-based photographer, videographer and film director EVO.
On the video Elk Road remarks; "Amazing to see an artistic interpretation of my track, love the choreography and life the dancers brought to it, and particularly loved the colour schemes throughout. Fantastic!"
Director EVO commented; 'The concept was a riff on Elk Road's single artwork – jagged rock formations in hyper colour.
The video is a play between the human body and the natural landscape.
It's about escapism and escape – with a creepy twist. I wanted it to sensual, tactile and weird."
-Hanging By A Thread' has been streamed over 700K times since release in September and was added to rotation on triple j. Rory describes -Hanging By A Thread' as 'a Summery-Spring time anthem". Rory co-wrote the song with Johnathon Boulet and Ali Barter, then teamed up with the talented Nat Foster (of Tully on Tully) to finish and feature on the track.
-Hanging By A Thread' was the follow up track to -Not To Worry' and -Lights' which have been played on stages all around Australia including Splendour In The Grass and Curveball at Carriage Works as a part of Vivid Festival, where Rory shared the stage with the infamous Zhu and a huge amount of brilliant Australian talent including Basenji, Cosmo's Midnight, JOY., Nicole Millar and Yuma X.
Upcoming shows include Arcadia (with Alison Wonderland/Leftfield/Carmada) in Perth, and the annual Southbound festival in Busselton (with Peking Duk, MSTRKRFT, Nicole Millar, Cat Empire and loads more).
Music Video by Entropico (http://entropico.com.au/)
EP: Erin Moy
Producer: Nat Vrandich
DOP: Grégoire Lière
AD: Simon Jackman
ACs: Nick Mutton, Matt Bedford
Morgan Ferguson: Stylist
Choreography: Matthew Gode
Colourist: Julien Chichignoud
Kalli: Ruby - Jaz Daly Management
Dancers: Erica Stubbs, Talia Kuo, Alice Robinson, Teanna Vickers, Bayley Edmends & Joe Donovan