Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cardiknox - Fuck With You

Los Angeles-based duo Cardiknox, comprised of vocalist Lonnie Angle and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Dutton, have today unveiled the striking visuals for their upbeat and anthemic indie-pop gem, "Fuck With You", which was produced by Teal & Omega (Daya, Gwen Stefani, Panic! At the Disco, Christina Aguilera) and also serves as the first piece of new music the duo have shared since their critically acclaimed debut album Portrait was released last year.

Speaking on the video, Cardiknox's Lonnie Angle explains:

"This video was a serious undertaking and a labor of f'ing love. We've always been super hands-on with our videos, but decided to tackle this one completely on our own—from directing to editing to post-production. It was born as a manic vision of neon lights, stop-motion, and love-sick sketches a la 7th grade doodles on your spiral notebook. It ended up requiring four full days of shooting, 700 long-exposure photos (shot in the middle of the night in the desert), 500 hand drawn sketches, 24 takes for every shot of footage you see (creating stop motion animation), and a home bedroom transformation into a green screen studio (via paint, blood, sweat, and tears). All in all, there's a ton of eye candy here, and the 'light writing,' which you see in the drop, is a combo of Thomas' brother, Sean, drawing words and patterns with an LED flashlight while the camera shutter stays open, and utilizing a Pixel Stick that we programmed with words and patterns and 'painted' into each long exposure frame. Our hope was to create something uniquely visceral and something you'd want to watch over and over."

Watch the video for "Fuck With You" below.

"Fuck With You" is available now on iTunes.

Premiere via Paper Magazine.

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