SOHN has joined forces with Milla Jovovich for the video to his latest single ‘Signal’.
Better known for her work in front of the camera (the Resident Evil series, The Fifth Element), ‘Signal’ is Jovavich’s directorial debut. The pair worked on the concept together, filmed in one continuous shot and rendering Jovovich – who also stars in the short film – in stark monochrome.
‘Signal’ is SOHN’s first release since his celebrated debut album Tremors in 2014. Written and recorded in Vienna, London and Los Angeles, ‘Signal’ heralds a new chapter for SOHN, and retains those signature sonic flourishes that have made him such an in-demand songwriter and producer. You can watch the video here, and stream here.
Recalling the experience Jovovich says, “When I discovered SOHN, I immediately fell in love with his voice and music. I literally had his album on repeat for weeks and soon found that I felt an incredibly visual connection to his music. As the music played, I kept seeing images in my head and it was really the first time that I felt the itch to direct. SOHN and I started talking about a month later and he sent me ‘Signal’ which completely bowled me over. The beauty and raw energy in the song, the harmonies... It's just everything I love about music, all there in one song."
“Once I started thinking about how to bring the original concept to life, I became obsessed with bringing projections into the mix. I felt like we could bring the viewer into the mind of the character I was portraying through the different projections, both behind me and on my body, that would be both emotional and visually exciting. What happened on the day was absolute magic; one of the takes was so powerful and really told the story so well that SOHN knew we had the video for his song right then, on the day, totally live. This was something he had wanted right from our first conversations, to make the video completely analog and real and to somehow be able to shoot everything in one take. It is a testament to the focus and skill of our amazing DP Vern Nobles and his crew that we were able to capture the soul of the song in such a seemingly effortless way; no cuts, no tricks. I am so excited that SOHN trusted me to visually bring his music to life and so proud that I was able to put the team together who made this video possible.”
SOHN says, "I sent Milla some of my new music while she was in Paris - we got on the phone and she had these beautiful visions of what ‘Signal’ could be visually. It was really clear that she would be the perfect person to bring it to life and it became a real collaboration between friends and artists. We ended up with this incredible, emotional one-take video that just blew me away as I saw it unfold live. As an actor and a director, I feel like Milla somehow managed to translate the heart of the music into images on screen… The performance is so gripping, and the motion and beauty of the shot just blows me away."
Startig next week, SOHN will play five shows in Europe and north America. Starting on 13th September, he headlines shows in Vienna, Berlin, London, New York and Los Angeles.
13th - FLUC, VIenna, Austria [SOLD OUT]
14th - Schwuz, Berlin, Germany [SOLD OUT]
16th - Oslo, London, UK [SOLD OUT]
20th - Baby’s All Right , New York NY, US [SOLD OUT]
22nd - The Echo, Los Angeles CA, US [SOLD OUT]