Three years after The Great Detachment, Canadian band Wintersleep released a new album. In the Land is out now via Dine Alone. They shared a new video for the track “Forest Fire”. The director,Christopher Mills, explained the video: “We wanted “Forest Fire” to be a stage play on a grand scale, in which Mother Nature conquers over all. This was a fun video to make. Members of the band sent video performances over iPhones – I mapped and built these into “puppet faces” on the houses, with the aim of giving each house its own personality, as our “hero house” gently serenades his neighbor, soothing her with love throughout a series of catastrophic events.
A theatric narrative of random events occurring over time, culminate in a fiery conclusion, vying for an operatic and dark undertone. There’s a sort of “digital veneer” that some might find mildly abrasive – while others might see this as “painterly”. Either way, what’s for sure is that the pianos are lightning, the guitar solo is definitely fire, and the bass guitar is the ocean that holds it all in.“