Remember what we were talking about yesterday, about knowing what you want and asking for it? This new video from The Bushwick Hotel is a pretty clear cut guide on how that could look. Maybe a smidgen less danger involved perhaps, but your tastes may vary. The video for “Graffiti of the Young Man’s Mind”, made by director and fashion photographer Cathrine Westergaard, the title track from the Brooklyn band’s debut album, finds the band looking sharp amidst scenes of alternatingly stylish and artfully posed decadence over a hypnotic groove and chaotic guitar noise. Alongside the band, and the photography of Westergaard, the collective is also comprised of Kevin Marcell’s Dojo Studio in Williamsburg.
“‘Graffiti of the Young Man’s Mind’ is a collection of snapshots from the mind of a teenager experiencing alienation, living in the wrong neighborhood, with the wrong friends,” the band’s Greg Ferreira explains of the song itself. “He finds himself being forced to use drugs to escape the reality of his surroundings and retreats into his mind looking for answers.”
“While Cathrine and Kevin were working on their collaboration for a 12 page spread in Austrailia’s Kurv magazine at the Dojo Studio she took a listen our new album. As soon as she heard the song she had a vision for a music video,” Rudy Temiz says. Marcell and Westergaard’s work for the magazine was exhibited recently alongside the band’s video and a live performance from The Bushwick Hotel at c24 Gallery in Chelsea.
“In her “go get ’em” fashion we found ourselves shooting a music video within two weeks, which happened to coincide with New York’s fashion week. Because we’re all workaholics and also love a good party we decided to do a fashion week event called Fashionably Late with Cathrine’s fashion films being projected on the stage while we played. It kind of turned into the wrap party for our video which we’re really excited to release. While we’re still not sure what the video is exactly about we are pretty sure it’s a snuff film. ”