Back April, Hercules & Love Affair teamed up with gay singer/songwriter John Grant, whose 2013 hit Pale Green Ghosts topped my year-end list of favorites, for a song about coming out as HIV-positive. That video featured smoking hot dancers, as does this one. Via press release:
The inspiration for the video came from Hercules & Love Affair’s founder Andy Butler commenting on the close ties between ballet and dance music. “At the meeting with Defected, the eyes lit up, and I got to write an email to Josh Johnson, my friend at the Forsythe Company inviting him to get involved. “I have been a fan of the Forsyth ballet for many years, and was waiting for the moment to collaborate. We then dreamed up the idea of getting in touch with Bernhard Willhelm, a mutual friend and the whole thing was a go.” Bernhard Willhelm is a world renowned fashion designer, known for his love of incorporating absurdity into high end design, who lives and works between Vienna and LA. Starring (amongst others) Josh Johnson – a contemporary dancer and choreographer (for SAD) with the Forsythe Company (formerly the Frankfurt Ballet).
You may also know Hercules & Love Affair from their huge 2008 smash Blind. Great track, lovely vocals, gorgeous dancing.