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Watch:  Josef Salvat in 'Hustler'

Watch: Josef Salvat in 'Hustler'

Joseph Salvat

The singer-songwriter is 'Hustling for Love.'

Australian-born Londoner Josef Salvat is searching for answers under the sheets and on the streets in the smoldering new video for his 2013 single "Hustler." Following the success of the In Your Prime EP, which featured a striking cover of Rhianna's "Diamonds" in a stripped-back setting, the 25-year-old singer -- whose style recalls everyone from Gotye, Jamie Woon, and Lana Del Rey -- dusts off one of his best tracks and hands it over to director Casper Balslev. Known for his work with Marina & The Diamonds and MO, he breathes new life into the dark, brooding song with a cinematic vision that lends an air of noir sensuality to Salvat's lyrical ambiguity.

Every young sex worker needs a guiding hand and "Hustler" is framed by the sagely advice of a mysterious mentor who declares that "The world is shit without love...true love is not superficial." In the video, Salvat plays a wandering bisexual hustler with a troubled heart and an appetite for sexual danger. Wandering alleyways, hospitals and nightclubs, he locks lips with a variety of femme fatales and fogs up the screen during a particularly steamy encounter with a twin-like stranger. Heavy on hooks and ripe for the remixing, the track features another one of Salvat's killer choruses and announces the stateside arrival of one of 2015's most promising talents.

"Hustler" is out now via Sony Music.


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