This video is extremely visually clever, beautiful, trippy but also deeply disturbing.
“It is about a girl, a bad one, who’s too sexy for human beings,” says wunderkind French producer Juan de Guillebon, AKA Dye, of his latest music video for, “She’s Bad,” a track featuring the vocal stylings of west-coast rap legend Egyptian Lover. The short sees temptress Aude Auffret saunter round a tiki bar setting, her face replaced with library footage cuttings of wildlife and fizzing volcanic springs, Altered States-style. “We were looking at John Stezaker’s layered, peel-away collages, and referenced a book of tattoos and how they sit on the body,” say filmmaking duo Jean-Philippe Chartrand and Benjamin Mege, who have created color-splashed animated works for Modeselektor and compatriot beat-freak Sebastian under their moniker Dent de Cuir. The last video made for Dye—Jérémie Périn’s extremely NSFW sex-and-gore cartoon short for the 2011 release “Fantasy”—has racked up over 48-million hits on YouTube so far. “It was a difficult thing to follow up,” says Guillebon. “I hope this one’s crazy enough for people.”