Published Jun 22, 2016After first appearing in director Ben Wheatley's High-Rise feature, Portishead's shadowy cover of ABBA's "S.O.S." has been given its own music video.
It's a simple clip, one that taps into the unsettling sonic feeling grafted to Portishead's chilly, synthetic re-envisioning of the once jubilant Swedish pop arrangement. The camera crawls towards a static Beth Gibbons, whose voice courses through the speakers singing of hurt. She reaches our way in the affecting finale.
The clip ends with a quote from slain British Labour MP Jo Cox: "We have far more in common than which divides us."
It's an intense, pensive video for the similarly modelled cover, and you can absorb it down below.