Queer musician Yves Tumor's new film, for the frenetic track "Broke In," is a chilling exploration of cloning, biohacking, and being buried alive. For the project, Tumor tapped Berlin filmmakers Sam Dye and Bliss Resting to direct, with lyrics by UK musician Oxhy.
"It's about feeling crushed by the city of London, walking around the streets and feeling no escape, feeling like the city you're from wants you out," Oxhy told Dazed. "Needing release, but at the same time constantly remembering the violence that the desire for freedom as a male has meant, historically and currently.
Much of the film sees Oxhy covered in dirt, with just his eyes and his muddy teeth visible. The result is a highly jarring, unsettling film that includes images of great violence and oppression.
"Oxhy is the real star of this film," said Dye and Resting."We put him through so much, it's fantastic to have such dedicated people to work with. Always a star, no matter how much he's choking.
Tumor's debut album, Serpent Music, came out last year, and impressed us with its experimental, atmospheric approach to creating a queer soundscape. Tumor is based in Turin, Italy, and an affiliate of another highly important LGBTQ musician, Mykki Blanco.