It’s been an absolute thrill working with the visionary director Oksana Mirzoyan to create the debut music video for Pushkin Street! When discussing the project, we decided it was critical to integrate imagery from the cinematic, stunning, struggling motherland of ours. That’s right – the land of pomegranates, endless mountains, and Kim Kardashian (well, sort of). It has ample beauty, and ample struggle. So we travelled north to Alaverdi, Armenia, a mining town under the thumb of mining conglomerate Vallex. Alaverdi – surrounded by streams and mountains – is a microcosm of Armenia’s environmental challenges, a place of paradox, plumes of smoke from a nearby pipe perpetually hovering overhead, plastic bottles clogging rivers, and company logos plastered all over a town you know was once so beautiful.
Preliminary cuts of the music video are looking beautiful. Oh yeah, and the tune? ELECTRONIC FLIRTATION!
Here are some photos from our expedition!