Röyksopp and Robyn premiere their anxiously awaited video for the title track from their critically acclaimed mini album, Do It Again, today (July 21st) on VEVO.
The video for “Do It Again” was shot in Mexico by award-winning Danish filmmaker Martin de Thurah. The short film is called “Our Hearts’ Desires” and is set in an unspecified era where a revolution is in the making. It tells the story of desire, ecstasy and forbidden love.
“‘Do It Again’ feels like it’s an unstoppable pop mantra of something out of hand,” says de Thurah. “A spiraling hypnotic maelstrom. The video touches ‘our hearts’ desires’: deep passions; revolutions full of hope and excitement; a dream of freedom; obsession; the ecstasy and escapism; the darkness. And it ends in a mix of violence and laughter, freedom and the loss of free will. All of this somehow ends on a note of hope through struggle. Something worth fighting for. Do it again.”
“Life takes you to a critical point and even though it might not make you happy, when it’s over, you want to go back.”
“I feel that the video in a clever way manages to emphasize one of the main themes of the song – doing something that might be considered morally wrong, and yet going through with it, fully aware of the consequences and potential repercussions,” states Svein Berge from Röyksopp. “Some of these actions are driven by choice – others by necessity.”
“I’m pleased that, for me, the video stirs up a feeling of chaos which is what we talked about quite a bit when we wrote ‘Do It Again,'” Robyn concurs. “Life takes you to a critical point and even though it might not make you happy, when it´s over, you want to go back.”
“Being there on these locations, the crew, the actors and the locals made it an unforgettable experience,” adds Röyksopp’s Torbjørn Brundtland. “Oh, and yes, in a good way, I might add.”
Röyksopp and Robyn are currently playing their sold-out Do It Again Tour with dates throughout Europe, Scandinavia, America and Canada. “Robyn and Röyksopp leave the Bowl dancing, and far from alone” declares the Los Angeles Times. The Do It Again mini-album serves as an introduction to the new Röyksopp album. Details to be announced.
August 20th Pier 97 (New York, NY)
August 21st Wolftrap (Washington, DC)
August 22nd HB Pavilion (Boston, MA)
August 24th Pritzker Pavilion (Chicago, IL)
August 27th Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Denver, CO)
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