Justice have unveiled a brand new, sexually explicit video for their recent single “Pleasure.” The video, directed by Alexandre Courtès of Division, portrays two lovers entwined in passion before becoming part of an abstract, cosmic explosion—the product of which leads to the birth of new life.
Alexandre Courtès has directed “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes, the Grammy Award-winning video for U2’s “Vertigo” and the design of Daft Punk’s iconic helmets.
Of the video, Courtès says:
“Xavier and Gaspard had a concept in mind of a supernatural love scene: an extrapolation of feelings during sex, a symbiosis. I fell in love with the idea, as I had something similar in mind for a while. So to combine their ideas with mine was great. For a long time, I’ve wanted to play with strong vivid colors and bright tubes that travel through the bodies of characters…and they liked the idea too. We ended up shooting a bold, sensual sex scene, with lavish colors.
Nicolas Loir’s lighting really made the scene look amazing and helped the film come together brilliantly. I knew we had to be in the action: to be as close as we could to their faces and skin. Thanks to Nicolas’ work, the shoot was less raw, making the end result truly exciting.
My goal in the project was to achieve a sensual film that deals with emotions, a film that goes beyond the crude aspect of the situation. I hope we got close to it.”
Latest single “Pleasure” was recorded live by Justice and was mixed by Tom Elmhirst—Grammy Award-winning mix engineer who has worked with Amy Winehouse, Adele, David Bowie and more. The single is a brand-new version of the track which originally featured on Justice’s latest album “Woman.”
Justice’s new live show—dubbed “The Church”—features ground-breaking and awe-inspiring production. Swirling panels of lights and mirrors hover above the duo, their animated LED-adorned flight cases and the band’s trademark stack of Marshall speakers either side of the duo and their iconic, ever-present cross. As well as the visual experience, Justice’s new live show epitomises their prowess in combining segments from material old and new, including remixes and newly-produced elements into a constantly captivating, evolving and breath-taking set.
Justice will perform Headline shows in September and October:
September 28. Brixton Academy, London (UK
September 29. Brixton Academy, London (UK)
October 9. Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier (Fr)
October 14. Paris, AccorHotels Arena (Fr)
October 20. Berlin, Columbia Hall (DE)
October 21. Koln, Palladium (DE)
October 28. Los Angeles, Camp Flog Gnaw (USA)