The title track from Caribou‘s magnificent new album Our Love is a dramatic and emotional house jam — and a breathtaking one at that. And with that in mind, it deserves an equally dramatic and emotional video, which is exactly what director Ryan Staake (Pomp & Clout) delivered with his clip for the track. It starts off with a long, continuous track that follows an elderly woman who rides an automated stair lift up a staircase, and then takes a long, slow walk around her large estate. But things get a little more mysterious and interesting from there. She walks into a grove of trees, and when she emerges, it’s night time — and all of a sudden things are very different.
Staake said of the video in a press release, “In ‘Our Love’, I wanted to create a slow, brooding film that contrasted the seeming limitless of youth with the reality of death in later years.” The video was shot at Lough Ine House in Ireland — dig the green scenery! Anyhow, it’s a fascinating and beautiful video — much like the song itself.
Watch the Caribou “Our Love” video below.[Merge]
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.