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It’s not exactly relaxing viewing in the midst of a pandemic, particularly when the opening frame of a burning planet kind of resembles those images of the corona virus currently going… well… viral.
De Staat is known for its striking music videos – particularly since the incredible Witch Doctor – and Kingma has worked with the lead singer Torre Florim before on the kooky video for Round, which portrays a couple having issues in impossible stairwells.
For Phoenix, Kingma says he wanted to stay close to the song's concept – that humanity has paid too little notice to the power of the elements and is now having to face a burning world. Oh dear.