Ahead of the release of their greatly-anticipated new record Fading Frontier, Deerhunter have today released a video and song in the form of ‘Living My Life’.
‘Living My Life’ follows the earth-shifting ‘Snakeskin’ and the crawling ‘Breaker’. It has the same quality of colourful chords under a tapestry of woven vocals. It is separate from these pieces in the instrumentation, however, with electronic drums, soft keys and electronic bass at its core. There is somewhat of an ambience and freedom about the piece that is remniscient of Bowie’s ‘Low’.
Frontman Bradford Cox has directed its video, and the whole piece is dedicated to Miles Davis. Commenting on the video, Cox says it is “macro meditations on geology and botany to the observations of afternoon light filtered onto the wooden floors.” He continues: “the idea was to have a formless visual that does not conform to the overwhelming cleverness and narrative ambition of most modern videos. Instead we have a sometimes ridiculous, and sometimes hypnotically beautiful, mess of images and rhythm. The final section of the video, in particular, could be a teenage garage band take on Tarkovsky’s Solaris. Various chemicals and dyes were used to create a liquid fantasia for the song’s transcendent climax.”
The group will unveil Fading Frontier this Friday on the 16th of October. Watch the video for ‘Living My Life’ below: