Watch Mykki Blanco’s Masterpiece “High School Never Ends” feat. Woodkid
It´s a music video – short film – masterpiece and for sure the best thing you will see today! The video for “High School Never Ends,” the lead single from Mykki Blanco‘s as-yet-unannounced new album, is a Shakespearean tragedy of sorts. Directed by Matt Lambert, it tells a non-linear Romeo and Juliet-like tale, replacing “fair Verona” with scenic rural Germany. The video was produced by Iconoclast in collaboration with The FADER and !K7. Read our interview with Mykki Blanco in our latest print Issue POP!
The new clip, which was filmed gorgeously by Control cinematographer Martin Ruhe, is a heartbreaking story about outsiders—in this case, queer ones. Similar to stories about forbidden romance, it ends with unspeakable violence. It’s all set against Mikky’s string-heavy new track, which was produced by and features Woodkid.
According to Mykki Blanco and Matt Lambert, the powerful “High School Never Ends” video is also about the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. “It never once overtly comments on orientation or race, but only ideas of ‘us’ and ‘them,'” said Lambert. “I had once thought Europe was my safe haven from American white supremacy, and how wrong I became,” Mykki Blanco added.
Director: Matt Lambert
Director of Photography: Martin Ruhe
Editor: Elena Lustig Bromund
Art Director: Marie Patzer
Costume Design: Larissa Bechtold
Make Up: Jana Kalgajeva
Make Up SFX: Julia Grieshaber
Hair Artist: Sara Matthiasson
Featuring: Mykki Blanco, Tobias Kagelind, Emanuel Schiller, Mac Folkes, Lukas Berglund, Mabo Proksch, Markus Bachmann, Negroma, Nicolas Endlicher, Sarah Johnson, Jan Schekauski