Australian duo Peking Duk, together with vocalist Aluna Francis of UK duo AlunaGeorge, release their brand new single,‘Fake Magic’ via RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
Aluna describes the concept of ‘Fake Magic:’ “We spoke about the idea of a woman coming into a man’s life and showing him the real magic in this world, an alternative world that is not weighed down by fake highs and material disappointment. I loved this idea, I’ve been that girl occasionally so the lyrics came from a real place.”
To complement the release of ‘Fake Magic’, Peking Duk and Aluna George teamed up to shoot the accompanying video in LA. The video was executively produced by Dilly Gent and directed by Ellis Bahl.
Bahl spoke about the concept behind the video – ‘I like mirrors. They’re magic. There’s a person that looks exactly like you standing on the other side! Maybe they’re fake magic, I don’t know. Maybe there’s a whole body of hard science looking at things like photons, and reflection angles, and the cones in your eyes. But maybe not. This video is about mirrors. Mirror images, singing in the mirror, mirrored dancing, mirrored outfits. Oh and speaking of mirrors, the reason Peking Duk are eating soup at the bar is because the idea was inspired by the famous Marx Brothers mirror scene in the movie Duck Soup. That’s why I have them eating soup at the bar. Peking Duk Soup!’
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