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.