BEAK> share new video 'Sex Music'
BEAK> have shared the music video for their new single 'Sex Music', out this Friday, digitally and on 7” vinyl, and featuring a remix by Arcade Fire's Win Butler on the flipside.
The video was directed and animated by Paloma Baeza who explains the concept and animation process: “From the moment I heard this track, it made me want to move. Coupled with that, the sounds hit you in the gut - a combination of the driving beat, with a complexity, sensuality and surprise all around it. I always wanted to make an animal dance, but the track also felt like a good fit for something more experimental or abstract. Once I established the initial concept - a bear alone in a room, dancing in front of a mirror - everything I would try stemmed from that.
"There were some simple aesthetic rules for the world - filament light bulbs, a painted backdrop, and coloured light, mainly green and pink. Within these confines I then tried and tested anything I could think of - if I saw a strobing neon light string for sale in a shop window, I'd grab it and wrap it around the bear. I searched for any interesting light sources and shot them at different speeds. Equally, objects that moved in an unusual way, such as magnets, spinning wheels or coloured oil. The animating process has been an intense but fascinating journey of discovery, one where I got to know the track intimately, and found visual representations for what came to be its own surreal narrative.”
Watch the music video for ‘Sex Music’ here
BEAK> will play a number of festival dates across Europe this Spring/Summer, including Latitude Festival, as well as supporting Arcade Fire on a handful of their world tour dates.
List of full dates below:
June - Kolorado Festival Budapest (9th)
July – Wuhlheide Berlin, Germany (2nd)**, Castlefield Bowl Manchester, UK (6th)**, Pohoda Festival Slovakia (7th), Latitude Festival (Headlining) Suffolk (14th)
August - OFF Festival Poland (4th), Rock Altitude Switzerland (10th) Ypsigrock Festival Sicily (12th) Parades de Couras Portugal (18th)
**supporting Arcade Fire
BEAK> are Geoff Barrow, Billy Fuller and Will Young.