King Krule goes the way of Alfred Hitchcock for his latest set of visuals in support of last year’s 6 Feet Beneath The Moon. Directed by Jamie-James Medina, the video for “A Lizard State” was inspired by Hitchock’s 1954 film Dial M For Murder and even has the blessing of the director’s estate. Footage of Hitchcock introducing Archy Marshall gives way to a gravity-defying performance involving a woman on the other side of the line and, of course, lizards.
Medina further explained:
“Archy and I both love Hitchcock and we’ve spent a lot of time away from music talking about his films. When I heard the phone ringing over the intro all I could think about was Dial M For Murder and the scene where Grace Kelly answers the phone. That really started the conversation. I had this idea of Hitchcock introducing King Krule. I’ve seen every episode of Hitchcock Presents and every introduction that he gives is brilliant – you could use any episode and it would work. We loved the idea of Archy defying gravity and that being the setting for his performance. But right up until shooting we didn’t know if we’d get permission to use the Hitchcock footage – to have him appear. Its such an honor that the Hitchcock estate gave us the opportunity. And then at the very end he said, ‘and the room is full of lizards’, so we had to find a set of lizards and managed to get a guy who entertains at children’s parties.”
Watch the ambitious feat below: