Sigur Rós, a band that I've really come to love over the years, has a new album out, Valtari. Last week, I watched a video from the new record which was part of a mystery film project. The band gave a dozen different film makers a modest budget and asked them to come up with videos. The video below has created a buzz, initially because it features Shia LaBeouf in the, well, buff.
I've watched it a handful of times and while yes, it's trippy and weird in spots, it's also incredibly moving and beautiful.
I love what director Alma Har'el had to say about it: "For me, it's about not knowing how to get out of something without causing pain to somebody else. For other people it might be about candy and fish. I'm down with that."
I have been listening to this album every morning and soaking it in. Pure aural bliss.
Note: there is nudity in this video.
Trippy and weird “in spots”?
It must be a “theater people” thing 😉
Wishing you continued pleasure while experiencing life fully with your senses!
Ha! Im sorry, but that just made me laugh out loud. : )
Erin Summers says
I love this video too and have also enjoyed the album. I read an article which said it was, to them, about additions and the cycles involved. Having been involved with relationships and addictions this video is spot on. Makes me emotional when watching because as trippy as it is i can totally relate and understand.
I love that you just shared the unexpected with us. Thank you.
Katherine Ware says
Are all the songs instrumental, Cathy? This is beautiful (though I have to agree with denali about the trippy and weird “in spots.” LOL!).
No, many of the songs feature Jonsi, the lead singer. If you go to iTunes, you can sample the songs on the album! : )
so, yeah… one of those things that reminds me that I really am 61 years old…and the “spots” have become huge solid spaces… and “trippy” has become a journey! 🙂
Peggy R says
I found this touching, disturbing, and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Design Editor says
Lady, love your taste in music!
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Kendra B says
Thanks for sharing! I love being introduced to new music . . . well, new to me music, you know what I mean lol
wow thanks so much for sharing this video. its amazing and cringe, and go “ahhh” when the lightbulb moment went off. beautiful.
ohmygosh, cathy… thank you for sharing this!
i love jónsi (thanks to you, again!), love sigur rós too.
this video is just as beautiful as the song, but a bit more raw and sad, i think.
for international readers, if emi kidnnaped the video on you tube like they did here in brazil, here’s a vimeo link:
Kelly, the font is called Archer, and its kind of pricey, unfortunately. But you can also google: Free Slab Serif fonts and many will pop up that have a similar look and feel! : )
i have to agree with 61 year old susan. 🙂 but at the same time i find it intriguing.
okay, now i’ve watched the entire thing; and i dont’ get it. :/
doesn’t it sound like Damien Rice – 9 crimes?
I’d like to know exactly what “spots” you DON’T find trippy!?! *____*. 😉
Haha! I know. Okay, the whole thing is weird, but there is beauty in the weirdness.
Keep up the good work!
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Thanks for sharing. Really like it.