At first glance, the video for Night Tracking, off Jacques Greene’s new Phantom Vibrate EP, might not seem like anything special. It’s mostly blurry, first-person footage of cars driving through city streets at night—appropriate for the sunless synth track, but nothing groundbreaking.
However, with a little backstory it gets a bit more interesting. The video is a tribute to the Claude Lelouch-directed short film C’était un rendez-vous, which was filmed on the early morning streets of Paris. Greene’s version is re-imagined using edited footage from the Swedish film series Getaway In Stockholm, which documents illegal street racing through the use of car-mounted cameras. So if you like your music videos cerebral, but with a fleeing-from-the-police bent, check out the Night Tracking clip below.