Video Premiere: Michael Rank “Women In Love”

Latest track from the NC musician’s recent, soul-infused album.

By Fred Mills

Back in August we profiled North Carolina’s Michael Rank, the former Snatches of Pink frontman and uber-prolific solo artist, who’d just released his latest album, a triple-disc set (!) called Another Love that finds him immersing himself in classic ’70s-style soul and funk. One of the key tracks is “Women In Love,” of which Rank told me at the time, “It’s just got that thing. It bubbles. It’s sexy. It’s like the sound of wet marbles.

Now we’ve got a remarkable new video for the tune. It was directed by Rank and Daniel Andrews, and it depicts the singer pitching major woo in the direction of his honey, played by Zuri Adimu. Check it out:

Rank talks about the video, saying, “After the disco action and silver sparkle of our ‘Satellite’ video I wanted this final clip to be a different beast. It’s such a sexy and chill track that I really wanted a heavy blue-light minimalist vibe. Where the smallest gestures and smiles and darts of the eyes are what create all the big action. I wanted to place a look that recalled a fashion print ad, like those old Calvin Klein ’70s wood paneled basement rec-room shots that always felt a little unsettling and awkward and yet still always sexy. To flip the traditional male ego found in most music videos and have a clip where the viewer is left smiling at whether my female counter would just as soon take me or leave me. And man, I’d honestly say we hit on all those marks!!!”

 

 

 

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