We all know the old cliche about how love is a battlefield, but the theater of war is a constantly shifting landscape. In the case of the new video from Kye Kye for “Honest Affection”, the scope of the struggle is writ both large– WW2-era Japanese airplane battle footage–and on a more intimate scope. Live by the sword fall in love by the sword, as they don’t always say but probably should.
The four piece family band, comprised of three siblings Olga, Timothy, and Alex Yagolnikov, and drummer Thomas Phelan (Olga’s husband <3) shot the video in Sydney with director Salomon Ligthelm. “Although the song has an upbeat vibe, it’s intentionally complimented by visuals that are meant to feel cold and dark,” they told us. “The story itself is essentially about your state of mind and being able to escape to a place that brings you peace. From the beginning we wanted to pair the visuals and story together in a way that would bring the overall track to life.”
It worked, even with so many shots of death onscreen. The two go hand in hand.
“Honest Affection” appears on their Fantasize album, due out in January. Buy the single here.