The video for POSTAAL’s “City Lies” provides a haunting counterpoint for the enigmatic Parisian duo’s soulful, texturally rich take on electronic music. Built around a series of stark black and white images, “City Lies” uses faces and still figures—those of featured rapper Jelani Blackman, French actress Lola Le Lann, and Pascal Toussaint, a gospel/opera singer from Guadeloupe who POSTAAL met singing at a Cabaret in the 5th district of Paris​—to translate the song’s psychological weight.

The video's characters are largely cast against inky black backdrops like transmissions from an urban abyss. The end result is mesmerizing in its simplicity, a reminder of the power of the human face and sharply rendered monocrhome.