French electronic duo unveil saucy promo clip from 'Seven Nation Army' director Alexandre Courtes
Cai Trefor
08:45 20th September 2017

Electro titans Justice have just released a hyper-sexualised video to accompany new track ‘Pleasure’. From the creative mind of Alexandre Courtès, who has previously worked with Air, U2, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, Kylie Minogue and Jane’s Addiction, the clip features a close-shot, cosmically glowing couple in the throes of exquisitely-lit ecstasy.

At the track’s climax the scene explodes, revealing the outline of a foetus.

Director Courtès, who is perhaps most famous for designing Daft Punk’s metallic headsets and the hyper-stylised video for The White Stripe’s 2003 global mega hit ‘Seven Nation Army’, told NME that he wanted to create a ‘sensual film that deals with emotions’

The French duo behind the track, originally released on their third album ‘Woman’ (2016), worked with Courtés on establishing the racy aesthetic:

"Xavier and Gaspard had a concept in mind of a supernatural love scene’ says the director. ‘An extrapolation of feelings during sex, a symbiosis. I fell in love with the idea, as I had something similar in mind for a while. So to combine their ideas with mine was great.

"For a long time, I’ve wanted to play with strong vivid colors and bright tubes that travel through the bodies of characters,’ he continues. "They liked the idea too. We ended up shooting a bold, sensual sex scene, with lavish colors. "Nicolas Loir’s lighting really made the scene look amazing and helped the film come together brilliantly. I knew we had to be in the action: to be as close as we could to their faces and skin. Thanks to Nicolas’ work, the shoot was less raw, making the end result truly exciting. My goal in the project was to [create] a film that goes beyond the crude aspect of the situation. I hope we got close to it."

Justice will play two shows at London’s 02 Academy, Brixton later this month on Thursday 28, and Friday 29 September.