Black Pumas
7. August 2019 By Walter Price 0

Paint the picture, VIDEO: BLACK PUMAS – “Black Moon Rising” [David McKay, director]

Black Pumas are available @ Apple Music.

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by Walter Price

Directed by David McKay, the film for Black Pumas’ “Black Moon Rising” is a Lynch-esque noir affair. Bewitching late-night psych prowl, with the seductive and dangerously unknown lurking in the shadowy edges of your conscious. Cameos by the symbolism of a scavenging wolf and haunting Will Pietsch illustrations. Soundtracked by the band’s powerful ode to the hallowed sounds that Redding, Pickett, and Gaye made sexy.

Shoot me down and break my heart
It’s the black moon rising
You brave the sight, I paint the picture
And you want to do it
Cause all she wants to do is cruise to black moon rising
Right on right on baby cruise
Whats going on

The track comes from the duo’s self-titled album, available now.


CREDITS: Written and Directed by Amos David McKay

Black Pumas – Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada
Enchantress – Alexandra Achieng Ligawa
Hotel Clerk – Brian Towns
Wolf – Dakota

Producer – Buttons Pham
Director of Photography – Garrett Shannon
Production Designer – Leila Dallal
Production Coordinator – Alex Lowman
Editor – Jacob Stern
Animation/Illustration – Will Pietsch
1st Asst Director – Thoren Claytor
Camera Operator – Beca Rodriguez
Steadicam Operator – Jared Deer
1st Asst Camera – Sean Salcido
1st Unit 2nd Asst Camera – Lance Seymour
1st Unit Gaffer – Homer Martin
1st Unit Key Grip – Ivan Salazar
Drone Operator – David Lackey
2nd Unit Gaffer – Rich Bond
2nd Unit Key Grip – Jesse Wolter
2nd Unit 2nd Asst Camera – Matt McCloskey
2nd Unit 2nd Asst Camera – Hannah Marie
Swing – Zak Seeker
Sound Mixer – Tyler Monroe
Hair/Makeup – Sylvia Ramos
Casting Director – Michael Druck
Flame Artist – Chris Hagen
Colorist – Joe Malina
Sound Design – Eric Friend
Wolf Handlers – Wolf Works
Production Asst – John Shields
Production Asst – Francine Penikis

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