Justice Releases The Music Video For "Heavy Metal" Off Their Recent Nominated Album
Justice has recently gained a nomination for the 2019 Grammy Awards for the album Woman Worldwide. The French duo decided to celebrate the event and conclude 2018 with the release of a brilliant music video for Heavy Metal. The song is taken from their nominated album.
Throughout the practice, the banging of the drums and the movement of the band members is timed up to coincide with the beat of the song. Although the actual band is not heard for most of the video, there are brief moments where the brass section and then the full band's actual performance is synced up to the visuals.
The video was directed by Filip Nilsson and features the Norfolk State University Spartan Legion marching band. A group of 220 artists and performers that present a fabulous show of vivacious movement all through the video. The video combines Justice's version and the Spartans' live form into one syncopated mix. Justice as of now makes music suit for arenas, however performed by a walking band takes the band to another dimension completely, and the final outcome is charming. Through the video performance, the slamming of the drums and the movement of the band individuals is planned up to fit with the beat of the melody. Despite the fact that the band isn't heard for a large portion of the video, there are brief minutes where the bass segment and the full band's real execution is matched up to the visuals.
The director Nilsson stated, "I came across a clip of this marching band from Norfolk in Virginia over a year ago. I immediately knew that these guys had something special and that wanted to make a music video with them one day. Months passed and then suddenly the Heavy Metal track by Justice came my way. We contacted the the marching band leader, William Beathea, and it felt like we all knew at that point that we had to make this work,” says Nilsson. “I wanted his marching band of 220 people to play the track as well as create a customized choreography. We knew it would be far from easy to pull it off. After months of preparation and schedule changes due to the hurricane season, myself and DP Steve Annis finally had five days of full rehearsals with the marching band before we starting shooting. It was a very strong and emotional experience working with these musicians and dancers."