Chromatics Deconstruct "Cherry"
Chromatics' video for "Cherry" is blurry to the point of abstraction, with colored lights floating over close shots of a guitar neck. This overexposure doesn't just accentuate the Eurodisco track's hazy synthesizers and vocals--it also exposes the film's own construction, as do images of a handheld camera filming singer Ruth Radelet. (But why does she need those huge shades? It's so dark!)
Chromatics play a special Art Basel concert tonight at the Gusman Center, 174 East Flagler Street, Miami. Tickets are here.