Daniel Johns Teams Up With Fashion Designer For ‘We Are Golden’ Music Video
For the new video, Johns teamed up with Australian fashion designer David Jones for his “#ShotBySound” campaign. The clip moves through rapid-fire footage of models donning Jones’ designs on the runway as Johns performs his latest Talk single. To achieve the fast-paced visual, Jones employed 42 cameras and “customized set and telemetric-style cabling” that filmed in direct response to Johns' voice and his band’s instruments.
Prior to “We Are Golden,” Johns shared a music video for Talk’s “Cool on Fire,” which can be seen here.
Talk marks a significant departure from Johns’ days as the leader of his ‘90s alt-rock outfit Silverchair, and finds the singer experimenting with R&B and electronica. As such, Johns recently told Diffuser he isn’t surprised that Silverchair fans have been somewhat taken aback by his transformation.
“Back when I was in Silverchair, pretty much every record we released polarized some people who were into the band,” he said. “I guess Talk is an even more significant leap stylistically, but I was kind of prepared.”
“It wasn’t something that ever bothered me, though,” he added. “I’ve always felt like, in my career, I want to try everything musically that I want to try. I’m not going to let people’s expectations of what I should or shouldn’t be doing get in the way of my vision.”