boys noize shares video for new poliça collab, starchild

Directed by Beyonce collaborator Lil Internet.

by i-D Staff
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20 April 2016, 11:38pm

Whenever Boys Noize releases a record, we are always taken back in amazement. Alexander Ridha manages to constantly come up with new sounds and equally unexpected collaborations (just take 2014's collab with Snoop Dogg, for example). Now the electro don is back with a new album that sees him on the finest of form.

Forthcoming on his own Boysnoize Records, Starchild is the third track to be lifted from his Mayday album, dropping 20 May and today we were treated to the Lil Internet directed visuals.

"Channy and I really connected musically with something we both thought we'd never do on our own. The song takes you on a little trip, I'm really proud of it," explains Boys Noize.

Lil Internet explains the video as his (slightly less violent) take on an American Reflexxx by Alli Coates and Signe Pierce: "The original inspiration was a harrowing film released last year by artists Alli Coates and Signe Pierce called American Reflexxx. The film, which depicts a masked woman walking through Myrtle Beach with violent results, ended up showing that Frankenstein narratives of persecution and misunderstanding of the 'other' can unfold very easily in real life and in real time, even today. With Alli and Signe's inspiration - and blessing to do the video - I set up a similar scenario with Poliça in a narrative of an alien falling from space and landing in South Beach."

Mayday is out 20th May via Boysnoize Records. Pre order it here.

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