A male stripper with rippling muscles, a cabaret bar with dimmed red lights, and a bloody brawl to top it all…Justice’s new track, Love S.O.S. deftly mixes voyeurism with violence. Directed by Edouard Salier – who was also responsible for the accompanying video for Civilization – this music vid follows the sensual performance of a stripper with a face deformed by scars as he writhes around his pole. In glittery underwear and stiletto heels, he is trapped in a glass cage facing a hungry-eyed audience. In a retro-futurist ambiance, not dissimilar to the aesthetic of Nicolas Winding Refn’s films, everything kicks off when the performer breaks through the glass of his cage and with his bare hands and a high heel starts beating up the voyeuristic clients in the bar.
From the Woman album released in 2016, Love S.O.S. was reworked by Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé, the two members of Justice, at the same time as their project album Woman Worldwide, unveiled at the end of August. To celebrate ten years of career, the duo opted for a studio version reworking each track, refusing to offer a live version.
Woman Worldwide by Justice is now available.