From the New Pornographers' album 'Brill Bruisers', out now
Made by Leblanc + Cudmore
Produced with the financial assistance of MuchFACT, a division of Bell Media Inc.
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Directed by LeBlanc + Cudmore
Produced by Carlos Bustamante
Written by Scott Cudmore
Photographed by Michael LeBlanc
Art direction by Erika Lobko
Styling by Jocie Gammage
Edited by Scott Cudmore
Production Manager: Giselle Garcia Castro
Color by Clinton Homuth at Alter Ego
Label: Matador Records/Last Gang Ent
Production Company: Revolver Films
One of the best songs from the New Pornographers' 2014 album Brill Bruisers has now gotten a music video, as the Vancouver power-pop collective have shared a clip for "Champions of Red Wine."
As the twinkling, synth-spiked tune breezes along on a serene groove, we see a cinematic tale of a man getting drunk during the daytime and watching a woman through a double mirror.
It was directed by Scott Cudmore and Michael LeBlanc. In a statement, Cudore explained the video like this: Obviously there's a debt to the Paris, Texas locale of peep shows here and that was sort of the jumping off point for the video. I had this idea of a rambling, drunk loner in a foreign environment — somebody who can't really connect to anything except for on a very superficial level. All the interactions he has are forced, more like transactions than anything. It's a portrait of this guy, a few hours, a couple of days, in his life as he flails wildly around — his only means of communication being physical. The video is a fragment of this character. We only know him in the moment, not where he comes from or where he is going.