“While Julia and Angus continued to do interesting works together (and separately as well!), it was Julia’s promo video for her track “Dance” that instantly revived the emotions I experienced when watching Big Jet Plane. Dance was directed by Jessie Hill, a longtime collaborator of Angus and Julia, but also known for her works with Chris Cornell and Halsey.
At first glance, the video for Dance couldn’t have been more different from Big Jet Plane. The story deals with two life-long friends and neighbors meeting for a midnight dance. Cast are the super famous and experienced actors Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover. And boy do they steal the show! Their interpretation seems so effortless, natural, bubbly and absolutely adorable! Yet there’s loneliness in this promo as well.”
“For the most part of the video, each protagonist is in its own space, emptied of any other living presences. Much of their communication happens via electronic devices. There’s joy at the prospect of their meeting, but we can easily fill in the blanks about how their usual days look like. Just like Big Jet Plane, it has a minimalistic vibe in terms of actions, yet it conveys so much more. At the end of the video you simply find yourself knowing more things and emotions related to the duo than you would have thought. And there’s an infusion of nostalgia mixed with day-dreaming as well. These characters too aspire to a better outcome, though from other reasons than the supermarket girl.”