As we enter February and the cruel winter finally begins to release it’s icy grip on Britain, everyone’s favourite feline friendly dream poppers Beach House are back with a short film that’s sure to evoke those summer memories.
In the wake of last years critically acclaimed “Bloom”, the 26 minute clip titled “Forever Still” sees the band perform four songs in the postcard perfect El Paso Desert between sunset and sunrise, with non-descript yet mesmerising interludes intermittently thrown in for good measure. The group explained the meaning behind the clip, which was filmed over three nights in association with Pitchfork:
“Forever Still is directly inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii. We wanted to perform in a non-typical setting and felt the songs would resonate in a more majestic and spiritual landscape. We tried to keep the edits minimal with long takes in order to focus on the energy of the songs, the landscape, and the physicality of live performance. The entire film was shot in or around Tornillo, Texas, where we recorded Bloom. Like Bloom, we hope that Forever Still is experienced as a whole, long form.”
The hypnotic nature of the video compliments their dreamy qualities perfectly, whilst the striking visuals add a new dimension to their already distinguished sound (and reminds us of course, that they are a stunning live act). Check out the film below: