mewithoutYou have released the video for ‘Julia (or, ‘Holy to the LORD’ on the Bells of Horses)’!
In the video, the band offer a dystopian take on Back To The Future in a video full of references to George Orwell’s 1984.
Speaking to NPR, vocalist Aaron Weiss said: “For how heavy the music is, the song has a certain gentleness, so opening with an intimate slow dance felt oddly fitting. As a proof of concept we laid the song over some Enchantment Under the Sea Dance footage from Back to the Future — it worked. And since the lyrics contain an Orwell reference, some dystopian element seemed appropriate. Over time, the 1984 theme grew more prominent, and eventually took a certain precedence.”
The rather wordy-titled track is taken from the band’s seventh album ‘[untitled]’ which came out in October. In our review of the record, we wrote: “Not consolidating or scaling back their ambition in the slightest, mewithoutYou continue to be one of indie-rock’s most consistently fascinating voices, and on ‘[Untitled]’ they’re as weird and wonderful as ever.”
Read the full review here and watch the video for the band’s new single below.
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It’s the second preview from ‘[Untitled]’, out next month via Big Scary Monsters.
The news follows new track ‘Julia (or, ‘Holy to the LORD’ on the Bells of Horses)’, shared last week.
Their website also points to pre-orders for something - a new record, perhaps? - being live in three days’ time.