Thomas Ralph Has the Greatest 'Trip' of All for Prospa's Latest Video
Thomas Ralph has teamed up with Prospa, one of the UK’s most exciting electronic acts, to create this striking video for their latest track WANT NEED LOVE.
A hopeful, joyous future soundtrack to the nation returning to the dancefloor, 'WANT NEED LOVE' is a powerful, nostalgia rendering cut of impactful dance music. Complete with a kinetic yet droning organ, energy-inducing digital arpeggios, and an unforgettable vocal line, the track is an overwhelming sonic tapestry - replicating the emotional bonds felt within club spaces with a widescreen flair unable to be replicated anywhere else.
The track’s visual compounds that energy perfectly, that chronicles the transition of a road traffic accident victim into another realm after his passing. The video spotlights the glory in living as the viewer is taken on a journey that reveals just how much beauty there is to be experienced as you transition into the afterlife.
Thomas states: "We wanted to explore the greatest ‘trip’ of all, death. The process on earth, the after and the experience for the deceased. Like many people this year it’s been on mind. It’s unknown. Personal. And, of course sad and scary. But it could also be beautiful and psychedelic. We wanted to portray those almost cliché narratives we humans have written; the white light, the ascension, the afterlife but pushed into a beautiful visual that reflects Prospa’s aesthetic and the euphoria of their music. The whole concept wouldn’t have been conceived without the stunning inspiration and collaboration of macro artists Chris Parks & Roman Hill. Their brilliance made our lo-fi sets in the back of the Caviar office look cosmic."
A real ‘tears on the dancefloor’ moment that gives true evidence of the restorative power of dance music, ‘WANT NEED LOVE is a welcome rejuvenation to the sound of electronic music that progressively swells towards a thrilling climax that engages the soul as much as the body. This holistic energy is transferred into the track’s video, presenting a real life out of body experience where the song implies it. ‘WANT NEED LOVE’ and its cinematic visual are further proof of Prospa’s ability to bring something beautiful to the club at a time when we need it most. Dance music has never been more necessary, and it’s never sounded, or looked like this.
Production Co: Caviar
Director: Thomas Ralph
Executive Producer: Daniella Manca
Producer: Daniella Manca
Belgian Producer: Thomas Hoffman
DOP: Jordan Vanschel
Macro Artwork: Chris Parks Art / Roman Hill
Assistant producer: Nina De Taye
Production Assistant: Pien Malfliet / Ruth Busano
Focus Puller: Didier Frateur
Gaffer: Tim Janssens
Spark: Via Tim Janssens
Spark Trainee: Via Tim Janssens
Key Grip: Dries Leerschool
Set Dresser: Flup Marinus
Make-Up: Daphne Zwanenberg
Car Supplier: Nostalgic Cars
Car Handler: Alain Baar
Edit: Jack Singer @ Stitch
Edit Producer: Angela Hart
Grade: Felipe Szulc @ Nomad
VFX: Martin Goodwin @ Nomad
Post production producer: Margaux Baruch
Commissioner: Louis Danckwerts / Marco Grey
Directors Rep: Hands LDN
Very special thanks to all involved, Chris Parks, Roman Hill, Film Supply, Joceline Gabriel, Eva Van Riet, Thomas Hoffman and Prospa
Category: Music video , Short Films and Music Videos