Montreal-based Arcade Fire offshoot Bell Orchestre have shared a video for their new track, “VII: Colour Fields,” which comes from their forthcoming album, House Music.
The new video was directed by trumpeter Kaveh Nabation with cinematography from Nicolas Canniccioni, and it was edited by Matthew Rankin. The clip marks Bell Orchestre’s departure from the black-and-white of their previous videos, as they shine in a sort of technicolour in the Canadian woods.
The dreamy, warping new track revolves around a sort of sonic dissonance that comes together for a stunning, orchestral, almost cinematic experience.
Watch the video for “VII: Colour Fields” below.
Marking their first full-length album in more than 10 years, House Music is set for release this Friday, March 19th via Envision Records and Erased Tapes. House Music is intended to be seen as a lived musical moment.
“If you sliced away the front wall of the house and looked in, you’d see the horn section – with so many different things going on – down on the first floor of what would normally be the living/dining room, and it was full chaos with tables and tables of kalimbas and harmonicas and synthesizers and horns,” tje band’s Sarah Neufeld explains of the recording process. “Then you travel up a floor, and there’s me and Richie in an empty, warm sounding wooden bedroom. Mike was on pedal steel in the bathroom, on the same floor as us. And then up the stairs, through the ceiling and in the attic, was Stefan, alone on drums.”