Big|Brave have announced a new album. Just a year after releasing their outstanding 2023 album nature morte, the Montreal trio are returning with A Chaos of Flowers, which is out April 19 via Thrill Jockey. Today they’ve shared new song “i felt a funeral,” which you can check out via its video below.
Guitarist Matthieu Ball said in a statement, “The making of this video employed a similar process as we do when writing music. As we’ve learned to let the flow of ideas take its course, the act of creating works whether with fully formed concepts or an unfinished notion, starting the work itself acts as a sort of guide to where the final outcome may land. We realized that something more visually minimal than what we first imagined was the way to go.” By using a single-take that loosely follows Wattie’s movements, with moments of imperfection, lost focus, and fluctations in lighting, “the performer (Robin) and the audience both partake in this visual and aural conversation together creating a more intimate visual space. The audience is led in and out of her intimate space all while being kept at safe distance. Paired with the lyrical content, it can be considered an apt representation of the elements of mental collapse – a simplified visual dance with the inner and outside world.”
Big|Brave’s nature morte is featured on our list of the 50 Best Albums of 2023.
Big|Brave A Chaos of Flowers tracklist:
1. i felt a funeral
2. not speaking of the ways
3. chanson pour mon ombre
4. canon : in canon
5. a song for Marie part iii
7. quotidian : solemnity