The Gift ends a remarkable 2017 with You Will Be Queen, their fourth video single from the critically acclaimed new album, ALTAR, produced by Brian Eno and mixed by Flood.
In this stunning fourth video single, You Will Be Queen, “partnership” delves deeper as the video was built entirely in a dialogue between The Gift and renowned Australian photographer, Niv Novak, who explores the intersection of dance and light. Novak’s latest project – “Extension“ – aims to show the decisive moment of a dance extension like never before- as an elongated instant in time. The result is a prolonged and glorious visual feast of movement and light; ultra-slow motion dance movement in high-definition imagery.
The single, You Will Be Queen, describes the interaction between a couple who hear the same song at the same time but who are physically really far apart; Just like a dance; a mesmerizing dance beautifully portrayed by Niv Novak in his imagery of Chengwu Guo and Ako Kondo, Principal Artists of Australia’s national ballet company – The Australian Ballet.
“I’m very excited about this collaboration with The Gift. The soft voices and sweeping melody of You Will Be Queen are so gracefully combined with the dance moves and concept of ‘Extension‘“, says Novak.
For the band, it is a a collaboration that conveys precisely what was intended with this theme: delicacy, sophistication and simultaneously, fragility.