Featuring a post-apocalyptic demolition derby – social distancing – oil barrels, tyres and fires – behind the scenes police raids – illegal raves… ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the astonishing yet brilliantly mad Häxan and their new music video, ‘Nine Lives’.
“Listening to the first studio mix of ‘Nine Lives’ just sparked imagination and Sam couldn’t shake the idea of a fast paced post-apocalyptic demolition derby comic book style video! As always, we encouraged each others’ madness and got to work at making this happen.
Filming a safe, socially distanced music video was not without its challenges, and we didn’t make things easy for ourselves either. We set out to find a location that matched our vision, and after a twist of fate, we ended up in an abandoned warehouse.
Throw in some old tyres and oil barrels on fire, and we had our set! On filming day, we couldn’t park anywhere near the location so had to make about 40 trips carrying amps, drums, lights, a generator, and a menagerie of other items! After around 7 hours of setting up, we were ready to shoot.
However just as we were about to hit record, the police showed up as they had received reports of an illegal rave! Cue another couple of hours of persuading the authorities to let us film and convincing them we were most definitely not having a rave; we were given a 45 minute window to film. We smashed it out, hired a very talented artist from the USA to create some incredible artwork, and that little idea we just couldn’t shake became a reality!
The track is about having no fear and living on the edge, and we think the video fits that theme perfectly!” – Häxan
Häxan’s debut album ‘White Noise’ is out Friday 24th July 2020.