Watch Alt-J’s Piercing Video For ‘Hunger Of The Pine’
Written by Nastassia Baroni on 18th July, 2014
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English trio alt-J have unveiled the Hunger Games-style video for their Miley Cyrus-sampling track Hunger Of The Pine. The song will appear on the band’s new album This Is All Yours which follows-up to their Mercury Prize-winning 2012 debut An Awesome Wave.
Directed by Australian-raised photographer and filmmaker Nabil Elderkin (known for his work with Arctic Monkeys, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean and Kanye West) and based on a concept by frontman Joe Newman, the clip follows a man running through a forest failing to outrun a barrage of arrows coming at him.
The track, which was unveiled last month, samples a Miley Cyrus vocal from her Bangerz song 4×4. The band revealed last month to NPR that the song is about how “missing someone — pining — can be a physical pain much like hunger.”
This Is All Yours is slated for release on Friday, 19th September.
Watch: alt-J – Hunger Of The Pine