Hamburg post-punk band UnhappyBirthday have premiered the video for the languid daydream that is their song “Tennu”, a song featured on their newly released LP Schaum.
The video was directed by Sally Dige, who also filmed and edited the clip, adding her trademark lo-fi touch, transformed the German language song into a existential art film full of beautiful surrealism.
On the video’s production, UnhappyBirthday’s Daniel Jahn had this to say:
“After I spend some time in Berlin last summer to work with Sally on her film projects, we wanted to continue our collaboration this summer. Therefore Sally came to Hamburg to direct and shoot the video for our new album. Everything came together quite naturally; the imagery and the dreamlike narrative style of her work fits perfectly with the ethereal character of our music.
We’ve been shooting for one day and one night on different locations with just a loose script, but mostly improvised. It’s always exciting to work with Sally; you really have to trust her vision and throw yourself into it to the experience.”
Schaum is out now on Tapete Records