Joy Division have unveiled their seventh video commemorating the 40th anniversary of their debut LP Unknown Pleasures. The final video for the album track “Wilderness” concludes the collaborative project “Unknown Pleasures: Reimagined”, which is helmed by the band’s visual coordinator, Warren Jackson, and Control’s producer Orion Williams, seeing 10 directors create a “filmic reimagining of the music in 2019” for every track on the record that was originally released 40 years ago on June 15th, 1979.
The campaign is similar to the one initiated in 1988 along with the Substance compilation, that saw director Anton Corbijn create the video for “Atmosphere”, a single whose re-release at the time marked eight years since the end of Joy Division.
The video for “Wilderness” is directed by Lynne Ramsay, a Scottish film director, writer, producer, and cinematographer best known for the feature films Ratcatcher (1999), Morvern Callar (2002), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), and You Were Never Really Here (2017).
Watch the video below:
Last year in 2019, Joy Division released a limited edition 40th anniversary version of Unknown Pleasures, almost forty years to the day after the album’s original release. The re-release has caused the LP to enter the UK Top 5 album again, even though the record failed to chart upon its original release.
The album is available to purchase online and in-store at retailer Goodhood.