Published Sep 30, 2014We already knew that Daniel Lanois would be rolling out a string of videos to go along with his album Flesh and Machine. Sure enough, he's now shared a clip for "Iceland."
The song is a soothing, atmospheric instrumental, in which soft piano chords drift gently along with sparse percussion and ambient tones. The accompanying clip was made by Jim McKay and it's a bit of a strange one, as we see sun-dazzled footage of a teenage girl thrashing around in the forest in slow motion.
Lanois said in a statement, "What a wonderful surprise to have my music elevated by this beautiful Jim McKay film. A striking one camera, one shot, no edits journey through the imagination of a young girl dancing in a forest setting. The origin of this music was a one take performance by Brian Blade on drums with me on piano. Jim's one shot reflects this perfectly. My sound manipulations are then visually echoed by the visual manipulations added to Jim's work by my colorist friend, Adam Vollick. A sweet little film with a big emotional result. Thank you, Jim."
Flesh and Machine drops on October 28 through Anti-.