There's been a lot of nudity coming from the Handsome Furs
camp lately. It started with the release of the bold album cover for Sound Kapital
. The one you see above with the naked woman on top of the car. She's made yet another appearance in the new video for "What About Us". She's wearing mostly the same thing, and she's under the same overpass, only this time she's dancing. The video also features voyeuristic night vision shots, some gritty love making, a lot of driving around, a few hotel rooms, and one penis.
The man in the director's chair for the video is Scott Coffey, and he had this to say in an interview with Sterogum about the correlation between album cover and video: "The freeway and night shots where all taken as I made the video. Alexi and Dan chose that great shot of the naked woman on the car for the cover, but I didn't now that was going to be the cover when I shot it. I liked the idea of the album art and video being integrated."
That answers the question of why the same woman, whose is still known only as "naked woman", has been such a muse for Handsome Furs. We'll let you take a (metaphorical) grab at the artistic implications of the nudity. See it all below.
Handsome Furs - "What About Us" from stereogum on Vimeo.