The video for one of the biggest releases of the year unites the past and the present in an unlikely pairing of one of rock’s most iconic figures with two contemporary dance music heroes. Paul McCartney & Wings luminous ‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five’ was first released in 1973 and has been contemporized by Timo Maas and James Teej.
Directed by Can Evgin, renowned for his work on clients including Giorgio and Emporio Armani through to Nowness and Purple Paris and featuring the work of celebrated choreographer Aaron Sillis (recently noted for his extensive work with FKA Twigs), they present a unique and unrelenting interpretation of the track.
“I wanted to capture the rock’n roll spirit in McCartney’s original vision and give it a contemporary edge,’ explains Can Evgin of the video. ‘McCartney sings of a 1985 utopia with the raw energy of love and desire; in our more reticent modern society, I believe his message is now more vital than ever.” The stunning video was produced by Wanda London in collaboration with creative agency Anomalous Visuals.