GRAMMY-nominated Icelandic blues and rock band Kaleo have released one of the most amazing music videos we’ve ever seen of their track ‘Skinny’.
Recorded at the ever-growing volcanic eruption site in Geldingadalur valley on the Reykjanes peninsula, the live acoustic performance shows lead vocalist and guitarist JJ Julius Son (real name Jökull Júlíusson) strumming his guitar and singing into a single microphone while impressively remaining very calm while endless lava flows right behind him.
“It was an amazing and surreal experience to film and record this video in front of the live eruption,” Julius Son says. “It was very challenging and required a difficult hike, carrying the equipment with our bare hands. We filmed it during the night, so fortunately there weren’t many people there.”
This certainly isn’t the first time that Kaleo have challenged the idea of the traditional performance video. In fact they tend to stray from the traditional sound stages and abandoned warehouses we often see in music videos these days, preferring nature as their backdrop.
Last year Julius Son and his bandmates shot a live-performance video for their song ‘Break My Baby’ (seen below) at the majestic Þridrangar lighthouse, located atop a remote rock formation in the North Atlantic Ocean, several miles off the Iceland’s southern coast.