Watch: Calexico and Iron & Wine release animated video for new track ‘Midnight Sun’

'Years to Burn' is set for release on June 14

While gearing up for the release of their forthcoming collaborative album, Years to Burn, Calexico and Iron & Wine have shared an animated video for their new track “Midnight Sun.”

“Midnight Sun” is a layered, reverberated folk track that revolves around a looping guitar riff and a booming drum line. “I arrived at our rental house the day before everyone else and was happy to find a piano, old pump organ, and guitar to do some writing,” Calexico’s Joey Burns explained in a statement. “I was up late and came up with a tune that would bridge both bands’ worlds. I started with a drone in F# and was curious as to where it would take me.”

The accompanying clip, which features illustrations by Iron & Wine frontman Sam Beam, is a delicate balance of lyrics and brightly coloured graphics that jut in and out of the screen in a sort of moving collage.

Watch the video for “Midnight Sun” below.
 

 
Years to Burn is set for release on June 14th via Sub Pop.