The new Fleur & Manu directed M83 video follows the same thematic appeal that the previous video for “Midnight city” did. The story is something like a combination of The Matrix and the more recent science fiction film Chronicle. The video is both foreboding and magical, offering a spirit of triumph and rebirth in the closing shots. It’s the kind of video that’s expected from a band so adept at creating rich, shimmering aural textures, and it acts as a visual extension of the auditory stimulus M83 has practically perfected.
Bryan Parker is a writer and photographer living and working in Austin, TX. He is the founder of blog Pop Press International and print journal True Sincerity and recently released his first book, a volume on Beat Happening in the 33 1/3 series.