The Kiffness gives us the inside scoop on their hot new music video

2017-09-22 10:46
 


Cape Town – Live electronic act The Kiffness recently released a brand new video for their song Game of Love.

The song is a collaboration with composer and producer Raiven Hunter and it features singer Gemma Griffiths.

And while the song will get you grooving, the video is an amazing choreographed dance story shot at night in and around the city of Cape Town.

We had a chat with founder of The Kiffness Dave Scott about the making of the video as well as his fourth studio album, Soul Safari, which dropped in July.

Check it out below:

Your video for Game Of Love was released recently and it’s really cool! We love the choreography! Can you tell us more about the making of and how the idea for the video came about? How long did it take to shoot? How did you do that fire scene?!

The subject matter of the song - falling deeply in love and getting crashed back out of it - is something that is a core experience for most people, and the idea was to create a hyper-realistic visual that went hand in hand with the message of the song. The idea of having two people dancing together whilst on fire is something that I think people would be able to resonate with, even though it's not something that would happen in real life. 

The video was shot over two nights at various locations in the Cape Town CBD. The first night we did all the non-fire scenes, and the fire scenes were shot on the last night. The main characters had to do fire training before shooting the fire scene. We had a whole stunt team on set with us during the shots, making sure that the dancers were lit correctly and extinguished as soon as they got too hot. It was pretty intense. There was quite a strong wind that night which didn't exactly make things easier, but everyone was really professional and luckily no one was hurt. Although the girl (Natalie) I think burnt her hand a little bit. 

Watch the video here:

You released your new album Soul Safari in July this year, what has the response from fans been so far?

Well, my mom said she quite liked the one song, so that's a good start. 

The album features quite a few collaborations – do you have a favourite and why?

My favourite collab was with BCUC Rise Up, not only because of the importance of the message behind the song, but because the feel of the song was new territory for both me and BCUC, and we managed to surprise ourselves. It's important to push yourself out of your comfort zone. I'm really pleased with how the track turned out. 

What inspired the songs on the new album?

The two most important things that have happened to me over the last three years: my marriage and learning not to be afraid of speaking my truth. 

What was the most challenging part of making Soul Safari?

I'd say choosing which tracks make it onto the album and which tracks to leave behind. The 10 songs that made it onto the album where selected from a pool of about 25 songs that I had made, so that was very challenging but I'm really happy with the songs that ended up on the album. 

Can you describe the album sound in one sentence?

No. 

What’s the one thing no one knows about you?

It was me. I farted in the queue at the bank. Sorry. 

What do you want people to take away from listening to your album?

When I wrote this album, I felt like I was surrendering to something much bigger than myself. My hope is that others will feel the same, and if not then that's also cool. 

What’s next for you?

We have some really big shows coming up! Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, Vic Falls Carnival and also a show next year that's been on my bucket list for years. But it hasn't been announced yet so I can't say anything yet. Either way, hope to see you, yes you (the person reading this), at our next show. 

For more info and gig updates like The Kiffness on Facebook or follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

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