M83 "Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun" (video)
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.