On Friday, October 16, Deerhunter will release their new album Fading Frontier. They’ve already shared several tracks from the album, including first single “Snakeskin” and the dreamy standout “Breaker.” Today they’ve got another new track to share in the form of a new video. The clip for “Living My Life” was directed by the band’s singer and guitarist Bradford Cox and focuses on the band in an idyllic southern town. Cox dedicated the video to Miles Davis, and released a statement about it:
…macro meditations on geology and botany to observations of afternoon light filtered onto wooden floors. The idea was to have a formless visual that does not conform to the overwhelming cleverness and narrative ambition of most modern videos. Instead we have a sometimes pointless, sometimes ridiculous, and sometimes hypnotically beautiful mess of images and rhythm. The final section of the video, in particular, could be a teenage garage band take on Tarkovsky’s Solaris. Various chemicals and dyes were used to create a liquid fantasia for the song’s transcendent climax.
Watch the Deerhunter “Living My Life” video below.[4AD]
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