This is a must-watch.
I can’t say we expected to be moved to tears while watching an interpretive dance video with Shia LaBeouf. As much as we’d like to make a few playful jabs, once you actually set aside ten minutes to watch this video, it’s hard to be left with anything but calm appreciation.
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Shia LaBeouf and Margaret Qualley star in this stirring interpretive dance video for Rainsford’s melancholic new song “Love Me Like You Hate Me.” This head-spinning piece depicts LaBeouf and Qualley (sister to Rainey Qualley, the voice behind Rainsford) as they dance, shower, and lie in bed together.
According to Rainsford on Instagram, the video is “filled with love and pain and tenderness and rage and real pieces of my heart.” The warm synth sounds and Qualley’s rich vocals are almost hypnotic, and will almost certainly lull you into a deep trance.
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The description describes the structure as “gently disorientating” as “builds towards an open-ended resolution that loops back on itself, returning us to where we began.” The dizzying format leaves you wondering where to look, forcing you to analyze beginnings and endings.
So, make some tea and take a deep breath. This one is worth watching a few times. Check it out here.
The choreography was by the JA Collective and the cinematography was by Natasha Braie. It was produced by Luke Turner.