Published Mar 01, 2016Toronto-based unit Fast Romantics are no strangers to making captivating music videos, having landed on last year's list of Exclaim!'s Top 10 Canadian Music Videos with their clip for "Julia." Now they're back with some brand new visuals for the song "Animal," and Exclaim! has the exclusive premiere.
We introduced you to the track earlier this year, and now it's been given the video treatment. The song came to songwriter Matthew Angus after a night of watching a guy behaving "horribly" on a night out, triggering a conversation — and eventually a song — about base instincts and choosing when to act on or resist them.
The clip was directed and edited by Christopher Mills and features processed shots of Fast Romantics performing, adding grainy filters, superimposing multiple layers and toying with camera speeds for some extra edge.
"Animal" will appear on the band's upcoming album, due out later this year and you can find the group's upcoming tour dates listed below. Scroll past those and hit play to get your first look at the new video.
03/03 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
03/04 Sarnia, ON - The Station Music Hall
03/05 Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe
03/09 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod
03/11 New York, NY - Union Pool
03/18 Austin, TX - Friends (SXSW)
03/21 Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
03/24 Vancouver, BC - The Fox Cabaret
03/25 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
03/30 Calgary, AB - Marquee *
03/31 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall *
04/01 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina *
04/02 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre *
04/05 Columbus, OH - Woodlands Tavern
04/06 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
04/07 Milwaukee, WI - Club Garibaldi
* with the Zolas