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2 November 2020

Troubles Coming

by Syd Briscoe

Royal Blood: “Trouble's Coming” - 3 mins 52s

This stylish promo for Royal Blood's 'Trouble's Coming' provides a diverting visual accompaniment to the band's latest track. Soaked in blood, sweat, and seasickness, the film focuses on granular detail and texture to complement the song's scrappy sound: weeping knuckles, dirty mirrors, and lightning strikes all offer their own layer of controlled chaos.

It's an approach we've seen before, but it's skilfully executed by director Dir. LX and his team. Whether singer Mike Kerr is in the trunk of a car or the one to place a body there, there's a sense of schlocky action happening just out of shot. We're seeing the moments between the promised 'trouble' arriving, and they're certainly worth watching.

Commissioner: Jen Ivory
Film Production: Greatcoat Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Dir. LX Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Kareem Adeshina
Production M'ger: Palma Derzsi
Executive Producer: Sandra Spethmann / Simon Oxley / Andy Roberts
1st AD: Luke Goodrich
Cinematographer: Olan Collardy Ⓦ (Vision Ⓟ Ⓦ)
1st AC / Focus Puller: Kate Eccarius
Gaffer: Salvador Gomes-Lopez
Art Department: David Hamilton
Make-Up: Shiv Ashman
Editor: Jo Lewandowska ♀ / Dir. LX / Gary Coogan Ⓦ @ OKAY STUDIO Ⓟ Ⓦ / The Quarry Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: Kareem Adeshina
Colourist: Jonny Tully @ Big Buoy Ⓟ Ⓦ

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