Friday, 11 January 2013

Lou Doillon: Devil or Angel

An atmospheric video by Lou Doillon for her song Devil or Angel, which sees her wandering around the wilds of Scotland and some of this country's more sophisticated urban environments.

Locations include Glencoe, the Merchant City in Glasgow and the River Clyde, as well as the Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow.

The video was shot by towards the end of last year, and even the weather looked great for the outdoor scenes.

Production company Greenwood Films said on their website "It was a real dream shoot to work on, and it’s rare you see so many different people, from Scotland/from France (Speaking broken bits of each others language), Directors to Make up Artists, gel together so well, so quickly, and have such an amazing time whilst producing some amazing work."

It's great to see Scottish locations featuring so prominently in a French music video, and Doillon makes a great and unexpected ambassador for the country.

Doillon, the daughter of Jacques Doillon and Jane Birkin, released her debut album Places in France in September. The album reached number three in the French charts.  It followed the release of her single ICU earlier last year.

She had previously pursued a career in modelling and acting, having worked with directors including Agnes Varda, Guillaume Canet, Bernie Bonovoisin (the former Trust singer), Abel Ferrara and and also with her father Jacques Doillon and her mother Jane Birkin.

Doillon has performed a few live dates in 2012, but undertakes her first full tour shortly. She plays live dates across France in February, March and April, and has been nominated for best female artist and best rock album in the Victoires de la Musique awards in February.

Fingers crossed we'll get to see her perform here in Scotland some time in the future.

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