The video, as is expected, was directed by Wolfe and shot in Sacramento. The seductively menacing red-lit atmosphere is one that is, lightly put, hard to ignore. The video features a powerful aesthetic, set in the backseat of a limousine, and features dancer Felicia Drake. It’s a dark video heavily bathed in red light, featuring some nimble pole dancing moves from Drake and depicting some weird, sexy things happening in the back of a limousine.
All in all, the clip does much to reaffirm Wolfe as an artist in the truest sense of the word.
“Jess, Ben, and I had a lot of fun making this video in the back of a musty old limo in Sacramento with some lovely friends, and featuring pole dancer Felicia Drake,” Wolfe says in a presser. “I noticed Felicia tagging me in Instagram videos of her dancing to my songs and thought it was so stunning and empowering, so I reached out to see if she wanted to collaborate on this video. Happily, she was in! She is the siren we seek on our fucked-up journey through memories and dreams.”
Wolfe says additional inspiration came from ’90s-era videos like Nine Inch Nails’ “Starfuckers,” Fiona Apple’s “Criminal,” and Garbage’s “Stupid Girl,” as well as “from our own lives ‘cause this shit is DIY!”
Hiss Spun was recorded at GodCity Studio in Salem with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, and you can really hear the heaviness in this latest track, which features Troy Van Leeuwen of Queens of the Stone Age.
Watch the video below.
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat