Hailing from the shared home base of Toronto, producer Grandtheft and singer Lowell recently paired up for a new track titled "Quit This City." Now, the brooding, melancholic synth-pop song has been matched with some equally dark visuals.
The new video was shot in Barcelona and follows the story of a group of female sex workers in the city. A statement from the videomakers reads:
Shot across 2 nights in Barcelona with a primarily Spanish cast and crew, these scenes are a combination of conventional filmmaking and on-the-wall documentary observations. Many of the scenes were filmed in the rowdy nightlife district where the camera had to be concealed at points for safety. The scenes where the girls are working the corner was photographed on a long lens from across the street, which led to the actresses being approached by both police and men looking to hire sex workers. Some of the men who approached the actresses were disrespectful and harassing, which unfortunately mirrored the malicious spirit of the final man in the film.
Lowell, who formerly worked as a stripper, has publicly discussed the issue of sex workers' conditions in documentaries and ensuing interviews. Watch the new video for "Quit This City" in the player below [via Pitchfork].