Young Empire has premiered the video for their single, “Mercy.” Directed by Thibaut Duverneix and written by Michael Juretic, the video invites the viewer to experience life through the perspective of two protagonists. Watch the video here
In addition to the video the directors have also created an interactive version in which the viewer can change perspective by leaning slightly left or slightly right in front of your camera. Fate, random chance, an algorithmic spell – it changes with the tilt of your head. Watch that version here.
Says Duverneix, “I wanted to create something with a very passive and contemplative interaction, something that would be effortless and support the story. I knew I wanted to tell a simple story focused on actors that you could experience from two sides with very subtle, intricate details. Michael Juretic worked very hard on writing the script around all of the constraints. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Sit down, relax, have a piece of cake.”
Following the success of their debut full-length release, The Gates, Young Empires was nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the 2016 JUNO Awards.