MOMENTS | Mash-up: Watch Disclosure’s “Holding On” Video, Part One of a Dramatic, Dystopian Sci-Fi Short Film Epic
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Disclosure’s Caracal, the follow-up to their 2013 debut Settle, won’t be out until September 25th, but the Lawrence brothers have released Part One of their short film. Though the electronic duo had recently released an album teaser their via this trailer, we now know that it’s actually for their Ryan Hope-directed sci-fi epic. The short film will be broken up into four parts, with the first acting as the playground for “Holding On,” Disclosure’s new single featuring Gregory Porter. If the endless string of young adult novels turned movies (of varying quality, because they can’t all be The Hunger Games) are any indication, dystopian futures are all the rage right now. Disclosure’s sci-fi short was shot in Mexico and centers around Mariela, the heroic liberator leading a band of rebels in a fight to take back the city from Robocop-esque soldiers.
The details of Mariela’s mission aren’t quite clear yet, but you can watch her discover her telekinetic powers in “Holding On.” On why the Lawrence brothers wanted to create a combined series for their music videos, they stated via Twitter, “We wanted to create something very different with our music videos this time around. Something unique that would connect all the songs from the album and the videos in a special way. This is the first of a series of four amazing videos directed by Ryan Hope that come together to create a short film… CARACAL. So, as each music video comes out… The plot unfolds. We hope you enjoy!”
Watch “Holding On” below, then anxiously wait for the next one to see what happens next. C’mon, Disclosure, why must you leave us hanging?!
[Photo source: Pitchfork]