Global collective Maven Grace – a band hailing from Hong Kong, Connemara, Rome and London – unveil their suitably fascinating video (directed by double BAFTA-winning Marina Parker, and shot – entirely in Beijing – by top cameraman Drew Bienemann) to accompany the equally vivid, intensely cinematic Dream-Pop gem, ‘Something Strange’ (produced by Chris Hughes)…”a song of loss and longing, but also ends with a promise of renewal.”
Director Marina Parker explains: “The video is set against the vibrant canvas of Beijing at night. I wanted a naturalistic, documentary style approach so we used non-professional actors and we shot in real locations. We filmed over 4 nights with a 5 year old boy from Beijing…We had a Chinese producer and an American DoP which helped to create a film which would resonate both in the West and the East.”
Maven Grace play Standon Calling on July 29th.