New Video: LANY "Thick And Thin" Directed by Isaac Ravishankara
A note from director Isaac Ravishankara:
The video is a story about former lovers. A girl thinking, about an ex, and needing to get away from everyone else and find solitude at a sunset beach. While the guy surreally follows her journey - from the back of her car and down to the sand, until ultimately letting her go.
The idea of capturing the video in a single, uncut shot was introduced as a way to celebrate both the magic and the moment in time. And when I introduced the concept to Paul, he was immediately on board - we were going to find a way to do this for real.
What came next was a nearly month-long search for the perfect route: a starting location, a west-facing highway, and a journey to the beach that could be timed out to the structure of the song. Getting what felt like a thousand permits and clearing a million logistical hurdles. And figuring out a way for Paul to be able to safely remain on the car as it gets from point A to B at way too fast of a speed.
The final result is a nearly five minute shot, covering more than 2 miles driving at over 40 mph. No stitching, no painting, no special effects. It took a ton of effort from a ton of amazing people collaborating to pull this off - and we hope that when you watch it, you don't notice any of it and just get lost in the moment.