Watch IIVII’s beautifully apocalyptic new video for “MineBlackHeart”

IIVII Mineblackheart video

On Saturday, June 12 (Record Store Day), composer and multi-instrumentalist Josh Graham, better known as IIVII, will release his EP Obsidian on vinyl for its first pressing. Today, Graham has shared a self-directed video for “MineBlackHeart,” which features imagery of dancers and graffiti artists between bleak and beautiful shots of birds, snakes, crumbling structures and an abandoned power plant. It’s a gorgeously apocalyptic clip for a gracefully harrowing piece of music.

Graham says of the piece and the video in a statement, “The central musical theme in this song was taken from the score for the behind-the-scenes documentary for Darren Aronofsky’s film, Mother!. In the scene, Javier Bardem is pulling out Jennifer Lawrence’s heart, which was transformed into a brittle obsidian-like material. Javier’s character crushes it in his hands. That mood is prevalent through the entire track, a kind of hallucinatory tribute to the understated madness of that scene. The video continues the mood using found-footage.”

Watch the video below. Obsidian will be released on Saturday via Consouling Sounds. Also, head here for a free stream of the EP on Saturday.

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