Marcus Marr and Chet Faker have unveiled the music video for the first single from their recently released collaborative EP, Work. "Trouble With Us" was the funkiest selection of the EP, which had a wide blend of house, r&b and funk sprinkled in throughout.
The music video plays on the themes of love and troubled relationships that Faker expounds upon in the tune. The video takes us back several decades when the outfits were a bit more traditional and haircuts squarer. It starts out with a seemingly chance occurrence where a man and woman run into each other and have that instant connection. He pursues her and begins his courting of the woman. The relationship is mirrored in a whole host of other similar-looking individuals who go through the same motions as our two main protagonists.
The choreography has a satisfying classic feel to it with the many lines and loads of symmetry that we see with the various couples. They dance in the rain, pop champagne together and eventually make it to a rather dingy bed to make love, but it never felt real, as Chet Faker says "You let me under your dress / But you won't show me your heart." Things eventually get rocky and they fight, but get back together because "we're addicted to bleeding hearts."
The Kinopravada-directed video is the first visual to emerge from this EP. It is taken from the two artist's recent EP Work that was released this past Friday, Dec. 4 on Detail / Downtown Records. It has four tracks in total including the other single "Birthday Card," which has started to receive some DJ support.