In this video we wanted to marry the high-energy and colorful vibe of Stop Desire’s production with the longing sexual undertones of the song’s lyrics.
Director Allister Ann created a colorful treatment that included highly descriptive vignettes that really piqued our interest. The idea of having Sara and me live out a day in this strange and colorful world – where we remain straight-faced while encountering highly suggestive characters doing every day things – really made us laugh.
While writing Stop Desire I was attempting to explore the tension between Desire (want) and Love (have). Can we truly love someone and still desire them? And why so often do we want (desire) someone else, when we have (love) someone already? Esther Perel has a book called Mating In Captivity that I read recently. I read it years after I wrote Stop Desire, but she beautifully outlines this exact concept.
I loved the idea that the video for Stop Desire would entertain on a very basic level, just like the song itself. And then if people are interested in digging to explore the deeper levels of desire and love, this video also encapsulates the complex daily temptations of our existence.