Modern English may have stopped the world to melt with you, but in their new video, “Catching Up,” Sweden’s They Live by Night stop time itself.
Directed by Senay/Kolacz, and captured on a high-speed Phantom HD camera at 1,000 frames per second, the video shows us an idyllic picnic that’s suddenly disrupted by a fight. Women scream, bottles fly, a clown tries to break up the fisticuffs — a few seconds’ worth of action that takes three full minutes to unfold. (The snail-paced visuals cut nicely against the uptempo song.) Our favorite moment? At the two-minute mark, you’ll see a banana floating through the frame — as if it were in outer space.
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