Video of the Moment #2451: Barns Courtney

By on Friday, 13th October 2017 at 6:00 pm

ICYMI, fiery Anglo-American alt-rocker Barns Courtney released his bombastic debut LP ‘The Attractions of Youth’ at the end of last month. Simultaneously with the album release, Courtney also unveiled a new promo video for his new album’s latest single, titled ‘Kicks’. Less anthemic than many of the other tracks on the album, ‘Kicks’ instead takes on a darker and more distinctly ominous tone.

As you might well imagine, its video comprises bawdy images of drinking, dancing, sex and fistfights as Courtney gets his eponymous “kicks”, but there is also a vaguely menacing plotline underlying this visual representation. To that end, video director Paul Capra employs grainy, lo-fi cinematography that matches the gritty, distorted guitar sound in the track, and shots of Courtney’s own dazed and sweaty face match the frenzied anxiety pulsing through the song’s rhythmic foundation. Surprisingly enough, very few actual kicks are executed in the video’s action sequence; watch for yourself below. ‘Kicks’ features on Barns Courtney’s new LP ‘The Attraction of Youth’, out now on Virgin EMI. TGTF’s complete previous coverage of Barns Courtney is back through here.

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