Our video of the month: Sultans Court – Running
Chasing after things and at the same time running away from them. If this is a phenomenon that affects almost everyone in a time, then it is today. Committing oneself, taking responsibility, making decisions? In a time when you can just as easily find quick distraction on your smartphone or in the next rush? Why should we? And at the same time it feels as if someone pressed the “fast forward” button at some point and for some reason it’s been stuck ever since. Everything is fast. Everything rushes past us, you are standing in the middle and there is almost no other choice than to watch yourself being slow.
This song is a plea for slowness. This is “Running”, the single of the electro indie band Sultans Court. To this single the four Berliners release a video on 11.09., which should be watched in the cinema, but at least with popcorn because of the cinema-feeling. In two days in Hamburg, they created a music video, which is more of a short film.
It picks up the mood of the track in its own way and interweaves it with an exciting story. His own perception, that of the surroundings is questioned. A frenzy that has no good end. A story that slips away from the viewer. In a cinema atmosphere the director creates a little psycho-thriller, which is based on “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and reflects the mood of the lyrics. What is it about? It’s about how a ride can go wrong, the negative influence of drugs and how escalations that are strung together become a story. The whole thing meets road trip aesthetics that get stuck in your throat. You catch yourself trying to escape from the scenario. Running.
Directed by Vincent Ercolani
Featuring Anna König, Erik Liedtke, Simon Andjic & Julius Klaus
Produced by Tom Heinrich
Director Of Photography: Christian Fröhlich