“Cars on the freeway, tempting a clean break, there’s nowhere left to go…”
Like this was going to slip under my radar! I’m really, really looking forward to Codes and Keys, the new album from Death Cab for Cutie that’s due at the end of the month. I loved the last video for You Are a Tourist, and I’m happy to announce that they’ve made an even better video this time around. Tourist was a brilliant video for the ambition of creating a video in one take, live, with no editing. Home is a Fire, conversely, is brilliant on account of the collaboration made with visual artist Shepard Fairey.
With DCfC bassist Nick Harmer filming and directing the whole thing, Fairey creates stencils depicting the lyrics of the song, putting them up all around Los Angeles. Major kudos is due to Harmer for putting this one together – his filming work is excellent, putting together a really beautiful montage that’s reflective of the song’s warmth, as well as its underlying fears and paranoia. It generates a myriad of emotions in what feels like a very short amount of time, and makes you want to explore them through repeated viewings almost instantly. Stunning stuff, and yet another contender for the video of the year – watch your back, Kimbra!