New York-based musical group Francis and the Lights have released a new video for their song “Friends,” featuring Bon Iver and Kanye West. After a close-up on West, the video pans in a single take to frontman Francis Farewell Starlite dancing by himself, before joining Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon for some cool synchronized choreography.
Jake Schreier, who directed the video, talked to Pitchfork about his famous subjects.
On Kanye: “He was great. He was there as long as we needed him to be. He just wanted it to be good and had some good ideas to improve it.”
On Vernon: “When we make these videos, it’s a completely collaborative experience between Francis and I. He’s an equal creative partner in the video. So a lot of the relationships and what’s in there came from him as much as from me. Justin and that relationship was something that very much came from him.”
Check out the gorgeous, minimalist piece, below.