Imagine if The Notebook had been recreated as an art film and, instead of being about building houses with your bare hands and climbing Ferris wheels, it was about dressing in all white and running a lot. That's the premise behind the decade-spanning new video from French-British singer and actress Charlotte Gainsbourg.
In the clip for her song "Deadly Valentine" from her new album Rest, Gainsbourg tell the story of two lifelong lovers who dance and run through their lives together, all while dressed for a wedding, but their life is the wedding because that's art. For part of the video, Gainsbourg enlisted the help of Blood Orange's Dev Hynes, which means that yes, they danced quite a lot.
"Each video came from personal, resonating ideas," Gainsbourg explained in a statement. "This song mixes wedding vows with an offbeat tone. I wanted to express the idea of a lifetime engagement; a couple running to church, from childhood to old age, a lifetime path. I asked my friend Dev Hynes if he would play my partner, and he very graciously agreed. It was fun finding our younger and older selves!"
The record will be her first since 2010 and is set for release on November 17.