Skrillex proves to be more than just a electronic music guru with the release of a stunning visual counterpart to his remix of GTA ft. Sam Bruno‘s, “Red Lips.” Co-written, co-produced, and co-edited himself alongside an award winning film team, Skrillex is venturing into a new visual territory he’s been imagining ever since his early projects. The video premiered via Apple Music just a few days ago.
Watch the spine-chilling video for “Red Lips” below:
“When you get us both in the room, our energy is so crazy and it almost shouldn’t work together because we’re both so animated and have too much energy inside us,” Moore says. “He’s probably my favorite director I’ve worked alongside with, because of how freeing it was for us to be able to try everything we want to try, and there was no ego.” – Skrillex [interview with Billboard]
Paying utmost attention to detail, it took a whopping six months to put this high-budget video together, making “Red Lips” Skrillex’s largest and most ambitious release to date. The video is truly the cherry on top of one of the most prolific years of Skrillex’s career.
In the past 10 months he debuted his Jack Ü project with Diplo, received a coveted double-Platinum status for their hit song “Where Are Ü Now” with Justin Bieber which also won Best Collaboration at the 2015 American Music Awards, broke further into hip-hop world on collaborations with Vic Mensa, The Game and Big Grams, produced six songs on Justin Bieber’s album Purpose, and received over 350,000,000 plays across the six videos he released this year. 2015 has been one of Skrillex’s most productive and has continued to establish him as a force not on in electronic music, but expanding into pop and hip-hop.
So, can we expect more visual work from the boundary shattering artist in the future? The answer is YES:
“I do want to do features at some point, or make lengthier films and do stuff from the ground up at some point in my life… I think music will always be the most direct and personal art of communication but you can tie so much more to movies. You can really create visuals and things that stick in people’s heads for a long time. At least that’s what film has always done for me.” - Skrillex [interview with Billboard]
“RED LIPS” CREDITS:
Written by – Grant Singer & Skrillex
Directed by – Grant Singer (The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”, Vic Mensa & Kanye West “U Mad”, Skrillex & Yogi “Burial”)
Executive Produced by – Nina Soriano (The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face” & “The Hills”) & Skrillex
Line Producer – Nathan Scherrer (The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”, Jack Ü & Justin Bieber “Where Are Ü Now)
Director of Photography – Rob Hardy (Ex Machina, The Invisible Woman)
Art Director – Page Buckner (Django Unchained,Transformers, Iron Man 2)
Costume Design by – Trish Sommerville (The Hunger Games, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Special FX Makeup by – Barney Burman (Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek)
VFX produced by – James Alexander @ Framestore (Guardians of the Galaxy, Gravity, Avatar)
Edited by – Nick Rondeau @ Arcade Edit (Truth Campaign, Jay Z “Picasso Baby”) & Skrillex
Lead Actress – Anya Taylor Joy (Sundance Award-winning film “The Witch”)
Choreography – Ring Master Nugget
Production Company – Anonymous Content
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Featured Image: “Red Lips” video still shot