“PETER PAN” (Equiknoxx Remix)
VIDEO DIRECTED BY STORM SAULTER
STARRING MALEIK LAMONT & RAYANA CAMPBELL
CHOREOGRAPHY BY AMANYEA STINES
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As Arcade Fire approach the grand finale of their Everything Now Continued Tour, headlining The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles tonight, a new remix and accompanying video have been released for “Peter Pan” from the band’s Grammy-nominated international #1 album, Everything Now. Watch the video HERE.
Created completely independently by Negril, Jamaica-born director Storm Saulter (Better Mus’ Come), the “Peter Pan (Equiknoxx Remix)” clip plays like a short film–a “Lo-Fi Teenage Dancehall Fairytale” in Saulter’s words.
The video features Kingston dancehall stars Maleik Lamont and Rayana Campbell as Peter and Wendy, whose story plays out in a hypnotic mix of neon tinged nightscapes and kinetically charged dance sequences choreographed by Amanyea Stines (who also plays one of Wendy’s dancers, was responsible for casting all of the dancers in the video, and whose credits include work with Cardi B and Major Lazer among others).
The entire “Peter Pan” project speaks to Arcade Fire’s love for and familiarity with the music, culture and people of Jamaica. Storm Saulter’s relationship with the band traces back to their meeting through mutual friend Chris Blackwell, with an immediate bond formed that led to Saulter photographing the band at Trident Castle in Port Antonio during the sessions for their Reflektor album. Saulter’s involvement with “Peter Pan” was much deeper than the typical music video director: The “Peter Pan” version that serves as soundtrack to Peter and Wendy’s romance was coordinated by him–both the Equiknoxx remix as well as the dub mix by Saulter’s composer Jeremy Ashbourne.
Arcade Fire are currently playing the last few headline dates of their current tour tonight September 20 in Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre, following by two nights at the Greek Theatre in Berekeley September 21 and 22. The last show of the tour will be Arcade’s September 23 return to Las Vegas for the Life Is Beautiful festival.