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Mark Lanegan
"Beehive"
3 mins 57s
25 April 2017
UK Promos

Mark Lanegan sounds like he's been gargling with gravel for a thousand years, so it's fitting that Zhang + Knight have directed a video for 'Beehive' featuring a vampire couple. Reduced to feeding off white mice, they make a suicide pact and go out into the night-time world of a seaside town before waiting for sunrise on the beach.

It's unexpectedly moving. The casting is superb, especially the woman, who is both beautiful and dead-eyed while somehow radiating a profound sadness.

The directors have managed to capture the sense of long-standing intimacy between the pair: we feel how intently attuned they are to each other; their intertwined experiences that ordinary people can't possibly comprehend; their grief at acknowledging everything must come to an end.

Fairground-goers stare. Zhang + Knight make us see the vampires as vulnerable and maligned in the hostile spotlight of mortal gazes - they didn't choose to become what they are, and accept that there is no longer a place for them. Is this a metaphor for the melancholy of ageing? If so, it is astonishingly clever and hauntingly resonant.

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Rob said:

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Mark Lanegan
"Beehive"
3 mins 57s
25 Apr 2017
Mark Lanegan sounds like he's been gargling with gravel for a thousand years, so it's fitting that Zhang + Knight have directed a video for 'Beehive' featuring a vampire couple. Reduced to feeding off white mice, they make a suicide pact and go out into the night-time world of a seaside town before waiting for sunrise on the beach.


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