Episode 035

David Wilson - Music Video Director


Arcade Fire; his relationship with them, collaboration, age gaps, and shooting videos. 

This week Ben continues in London with music video director David Wilson where they move on to discuss his special relationship with Arcade Fire.

Ben and David having all the fun discussing music video production

Ben and David having all the fun discussing music video production


David has transitioned from fan, to video producer, to collaborator with Arcade Fire. In this episode we track that journey and uncover why a succesful band such as they are will continually go back to a particular music video director.

In this second of the two part episode with David we talk in detail about filming the 'Put Your Money On Me' video. As a brillaint accompniment to this episode, it's worth checking out the Song Exploder podcast episode here where Win Butler of Arcade Fire talks about writing the song.

The good cause this week is the Terrence Higgins Trust, the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK. The statistic David provided alone shows how much of an issue this remains.


Here are some links associated to the episode:

  • David's Website - To view the videos David has produced for the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, RoyalBlood, The Maccabees and more, check out his website here. You'll also see some familair commercials for the likes of iPhone, Nike, Cadbury and more.


  • Money + Love Video - Watch the full length Arcade Fire Money + Love video on YouTube here.


  • Terrence Higgins Trust - The charities website can be found here with lots of advice and support to HIV and sexual health.


  • Song Exploder Podcast - A great accompnanyment to this episode is this episode of Song Exploder where Win from Arcade Fire talks about writing the song that we discuss with David. Listen here.