Such is the case with the elderly lovers in Humans' new video for "Horizon." If you don't want to be spoiled, skip the below quote and head straight to the clip.
"I came up with the story when a friend asked me if I had any ideas for a video," Humans' Peter Ricq tells Spinner. "After pitching the story to him, he didn't even take it and so I thought, 'Hmm. I should do this! It'll be easy to produce as long as I can find the actors for the piece.' One year later, on another Humans set, I saw this mature couple/musicians, I pitched them the concept and they said 'Ooooh, sounds lovely.'
"Caleb, the actor, was willing to do everything we needed: 'Hey Caleb, is it OK if we throw dirt in your face?' "Oh, yes!' 'Hey Caleb, can you fall into this 5-feet-deep hole after your wife knocks you on the back of the head with a shovel?' 'I'd love to.' They were both great sports about the whole thing. I couldn't ask for anyone more willing. It was a pleasure to work with both of them."
Check out the creepy video, which was made with the help of DOP Jeremy Van Nieuwerkand and Emma Higgins, below and pick up the Vancouver electro duo's latest release, Traps, via Hybridity. The group will also be on the road this summer with Young Empires.