With Duke Dumont & Gorgon City‘s most recent release ‘Real Life’ still climbing the charts, the two heavyweight artists have just unveiled a dystopian music video for the summer hit.
The video draws influence from the dystopian world that social media could create, delivering a visual experience not dissimilar to an episode of Black Mirror. Influenced by high school experiences, the video highlights today’s obsession with likes, selfies and emojis. Reflecting on the track’s powerful sound and message of experiencing ‘Real Life’, the video comes to a head at a school prom when the shy girl being bullied harnesses technology and uses it to destroy the hierarchy of popularity, resulting in her becoming Prom Queen instead.
The track is the perfect example of the trio’s ability to produce incredible hits ready for dance floors around the world. A soulful piano melody underpins a hefty low end and jacking rhythm, whilst NAATION’s soaring vocals are lusciously layered over the top. And since its release, ‘Real Life’ has been streamed over 3 million times on Spotify and has garnered support from BBC Radio 1 tastemakers Pete Tong, Annie Mac, and Danny Howard.
Check out the music video in full below.