The Japanese House's "Lilo" video tackles the tricky situation of the fallout from a relationship. Shot in the English countryside, the video catches the dying days of Amber Bain's time with her girlfriend (played by her real life ex, Marika Hackman). Powerfully symbolic shots of a car lit up in flames are paired with more intimate images of the pair brushing their teeth together and floating across an idyllic-looking lake.
Speaking to The FADER via email, Bain admitted the "Lilo" video was an unusual one for her. “Filming this video was painful, easy, real and surreal all at once," she said. "I asked Marika to be in the video because I couldn’t think who better to be in it than the person the song is about. I’m extremely grateful that she said yes; I’m very lucky that my ex-girlfriend is also my best friend."
"It was a slightly mad decision but ultimately I think we captured exactly what I wanted to, which was a true and genuine representation of the love and intimacy we share. When I watch this video myself my heart breaks, but in kind of a nice way.”.
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