BAILEN is the interesting New York-based project which involves l twins Daniel (vocals/bass/synth/guitar), David (vocals/drums), and younger sister Julia Bailen (vocals/guitar). They announced the release of a new album. Thrilled To Be Here is out on April 26th via Fantasy Records. It was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs). They shared a new video for the track “I Was Wrong“.
“Much of the inspiration for the video came from the portraiture of Richard Avedon,” says director Nick Ray McCann. “I enjoy taking on a music video concept with inspiration from another medium. It pushes me conceptually to figure out how to bring a static 2D art form into a time-based world with audio. I filmed each member of BAILEN singing along to the song and moving, more akin to a photo shoot than a music video, then created a number of layered images from that footage to project onto each band member. The result was a collection of these dark psychedelic portraits. Drawing more inspiration from Avedon, I then cut apart the various performance takes into three panels, similar to Avedon’s large panoramic portraits he’d create using multiple negatives. I love how the images overlap, creating these ever-changing negative spaces.”