Thursday, June 7, 2012

Watch: Bowerbirds - "Overcome with Light"

Considering their absolute admiration and appreciation of nature, I'm surprised it's taken this long for us to get a video like this from the Bowerbirds. The Lawrence Martinez directed video is the simplest video in all of their rather short output - a series of beautiful nature images accompanied by the Bowerbirds' pastoral hymn "Overcome with Light". Simple and yet no less poignant. There's more than meets the eye as some images aren't what they appear, at least not outright. There's little symbols and sigils and other signs hinting to the otherworldly but it all fits in a way that acknowledges the mysterious allure of nature without pushing it toward a strange, supernatural direction. A real work of beauty. Bowerbirds, don't ever leave us again.

Watch the video for "Overcome with Light":

(via Stereogum)

No comments:

Post a Comment