Farao is the stage name of Kari Jahnsen, Norwegian songstress putting a haunted twist on folk with off kilt melodies and ghostly harmonies. Directed by Irrum, the video for Hunter mesmerises from the outset, opening with a stunning wide shot of Farao amongst nature, sat upon a tower of rocks as if her personal throne. What follows is like a photo compilation featuring beautiful landscapes and a cryptic narrative based on symbolism. Whilst the video may lack pace, it makes up for it in captivating composition and scenery, managing to convey a sense menace appropriate for the sinister track. The climax features a number of melodramatic zooms reminiscent of vintage cinema, a quint novelty.
Farao’s debut album Till It’s All Forgotten will be released on September 11th. In the meantime check out the solemn, stop motion piece Hours