Hermetic Delight's 'Lust For Life' Is A Musical Evolution With A Stunning Motion Picture Escape
Updated: Sep 29
With over a decade of musical exploration under their belt, this Strasbourg-based band has successfully merged post-punk, pop, and avant-garde elements into their unique sonic landscape.
'Lust For Life' represents a chapter in their artistic journey, driven by a collective effort that encompasses the entire band's creative input.
The music video for 'Lust For Life,' directed by the talented Laurens Saint Gaudens, is an essential companion to the song, enhancing the overall experience. It channels an intimate 80s vibe, weaving a visual narrative that perfectly complements the track's thematic depth. Gaudens' direction takes viewers on a captivating journey that mirrors the song's lyrical message—a hymn to the present moment, a rebirth, and an awakening.
The video's visual aesthetics, characterised by an 80s-inspired aesthetic, evoke a sense of nostalgia while remaining firmly rooted in the contemporary. The juxtaposition of vintage and modern elements adds an intriguing layer to the storytelling, resonating with audiences on multiple levels.
As the band explores the concept of breaking free from life's relentless pace, the music video mirrors this sentiment through a series of mesmerising visual sequences. It offers viewers a glimpse into the band's artistic vision, further immersing them in the narrative. The synergy between the music and the visuals is palpable, enhancing the emotional impact of 'Lust For Life.'
Photo Credit: Pierre Frigeni
This track and its accompanying music video come on the heels of Hermetic Delight's previous single, 'Tied Up' and their critically acclaimed debut album, 'F.A. Cult' released in 2020. Their willingness to experiment and push artistic boundaries has not gone unnoticed, earning them recognition from prestigious publications like Rolling Stone France, God is in the TV, Rock & Folk, and Psychedelic Baby Magazine.
Hermetic Delight's 'Lust For Life' and its captivating music video showcase the band's artistic growth and commitment to delivering a unique and immersive experience for their audience. It's not just a song; it's a visual and auditory journey that encourages us all to embrace the present moment and relish life's intricate beauty.