Cocoa Futures – Circus





Cocoa Futures - Circus

Cocoa Futures – Circus



Cocoa Futures – Circus


Appropriate to Cocoa Futures’ general intent to produce infectious pop music that’s a little warped at the seams, the video to the London band’s recently released pop-soul gem, ‘Circus’, imprints an unsettling vision on a summer love story, like a feverish dream in a heatwave. Filmed by Sekou Abineri, it was directed by Danny Nellis and Wesley Gonzales, both of whom are renowned musicians and artistic innovators in their own right, and who have recently paired up as film directors. They explain their inspirations for the video:

“We were excited to have a summery song to work with in a time of inexplicably good English weather. We brainstormed our ideas of what reminded us of summer and we came up with English countryside and UK Garage, so went to juxtapose the two within a surrealist love triangle influenced by the work of Julia Davis. We basically shot a short episode of Neighbours in Kent.


“Be sure to watch all the way through as an unusual twist occurs in the final scenes, stemming from a recurring dream Danny had of JG Ballard-esque automotive erotica!”


The carnivalesque results star Cocoa Futures’ frontman Greg as the protagonist at the centre of this uneasy threesome, and although the steamy summer of 2018 has already been memorable in so many ways…


‘Circus’, recorded at Manchester’s Low Four Studio and produced by Brendan Williams (GoGo Penguin; Dutch Uncles), is the latest of Cocoa Futures’ singular yet commercially inclined songs out now on Lost In The Manor records. The Tottenham-based five-piece, led by Greg Sanderson, have more cuts lined up for release in 2018.


See Cocoa Futures live:

Nov 16th, The Finsbury, London














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