The Drums released a new music video for “There Is Nothing Left,” a song about love running dry off their 2014 album Encyclopedia. Directed by David Gants and Theo Cohn, the video stars trans model Hari Nef on a romantic tryst in the hills of Los Angeles — which happen to be haunted by a beast with questionable intentions.
In a statement, The Drums member Johnny Pierce said of working with Nef:
My friend Ioanna Gika called me and asked me to join her for a late night drink in L.A. When I got there Hari was sitting at the table and was radiating. I was immediately struck with her aura. I fell in love immediately and the next morning asked her to star in this video. She said yes right away. She’s a punk and also completely relatable with a strong sense of self and a smile to crack the earth in half. I’m sure she’s rolling her eyes reading this right now. We’ve always tried to work with people who are everyday- in their own way- nudging the world towards being a more accepting place to live.
And Nef said:
When [Pierce] asked me to feature in the next video for The Drums, I was surprised. I had never envisioned myself as the ingenue of a romantic comedy–even a romantic comedy gone wrong. I related to the video’s notion of embodying cliches in order to break them. Filming was a treat!