Published Aug 21, 2014With M83 (a.k.a. Anthony Gonzalez) set to deliver some reissues next week, we can only presume that the heady electro-pop performer has even more goodies locked up in the vaults. Now, he's let loose a vintage, previously unseen video for his classic Before the Dawn Heals Us track "Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun."
A melding of beauty and horror, the video pairs M83's synth serenity with a mixture of vintage car-crash visuals and slow-mo shots of a pair enduring a glass-shattering accident. As the mournful choir vocals hit harder and harder, we see purses, watches and other personal items performing elegiac twists in the air along with their owners, while a trickle of petrol crosses the hood of a car. The existential experience caps with a fireball and a glance at the cosmos, leaving us to ponder what is and what was.
Watch it below via BuzzFeed.
As previously reported, M83 will reissue editions of his 2001 self-titled debut, 2003's Dead Cities, Red Seas, & Lost Ghosts and 2005's Before the Dawn Heals Us on August 25 via Mute.