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28 October 2019

Thank God

by Andrew MacGregor

Rilès: “Thank God” - 3 mins 46s

French-Algerian rapper Rilès is a vision in black and gold in this confidently shot promo for latest track ‘Thank God'. Flitting between a rugged desert landscape and a black void, director Scotty Simper lets his bushy-haired lead express his gratitude to the man upstairs with abandon... oh, and a hefty supply of body paint.

Despite some fetching rural photography, the promo shines when the camera gets up close and personal with Rilès's painted alter-ego. His bared white teeth and obsidian-like eyes lend a primal edge to proceedings, and makes flesh the rapper's appreciation "not to wake up in a country full of bombings".

Production Services: Twentyfour-Seven Ⓟ Ⓦ
Executive Producer: Antoine Fritsch / Victor Fabbetti / Remi Danino
Cinematographer: Alexandre Jamin

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