Even before the song has really started, the euphoria of a packed Alpha Tent at Lowlands has shifted to a deeply private situation, in Willem’s first solo video since the breakup of The Opposites.
The birth of a child coincides with the depression the rapper went through in real life too. Director Paul Geusebroek (who previously madeSukkel voor de Liefde for The Opposites) surrounds Willem with shadows and other darkness. The video alternately breathes hope and despair in poetic images that correspond with the lyrics: a loving message cloaked in a macabre guise.


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The Ambassadors

Title: Willem - Houten pak
Year: 2018
Duration : 4 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2019


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