Brandon Cronenberg Gets Dark & Creepy with JOOJ’s Music Video, “Shoulders and Whispers”Books/Art/Culture,News Ken W. Hanley
After his feature film debut ANTIVIRAL made him a filmmaker to watch in his own right, FANGORIA has kept a close eye on filmmaker Brandon Cronenberg. Interesting enough, Cronenberg has found himself gravitating towards experimental music videos, navigating through the Canadian music scene to create some truly jarring and contemplative work. Now, Cronenberg has found himself at the helm of another aural oddity, lending his masterful eye to the haunting, NSFW inaugural single from the genre-defying musical outfit JOOJ, entitled “Shoulders and Whispers.”
The first video from the band’s self-titled album, which comes out from Last Gang Records on May 26th, Cronenberg directed, edited and helped create the concept for “Shoulders and Whispers” alongside JOOJ’s Sook-Yin Lee and Adam Litovitz. The creepy, black and white music video holds an operatic Lynchian vibe with a foreboding, ominous tone, thanks to the stark and creepy lensing from acclaimed horror cinematographer Karim Hussain (HANNIBAL, WE ARE STILL HERE, HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN). But don’t take FANGORIA’s wicked word for it, you can check it out below for some guaranteed goosebumps, and if you like what you hear, you can download the single and pre-order the full album here, or you can pre-order the limited edition red vinyl record here.