Feist’s Polaris Prize-winning 2011 album Metals was full of Gothic takes on folk and pop, so it come as no surprise that the Canadian singer would want to add visuals to many of the songs. For “Graveyard,” Feist headed to the remote landscape of California’s Big Sur region with her band and director Keith Megna, and the outsized landscape is a perfect canvas for the track. Here’s her take on why they chose the wide-angle shots for the clip:
“I’m not talking about the Graveyard as a location, but of the entangled thoughts you get when visiting a graveyard. Usually you’re there to visit someone who’s died, and you think in broad terms about what they’ve become and your own mortality and about what time means. We’re alone in the field, always at a distance. And people appear and disappear from your life.
“Grief comes in the form of much larger thoughts; it’s more philosophical and it leads to a confused state of mind. You don’t get those thoughts from checking your emails! It’s a pullback from details and its grand and isolating.”
Watch the video below. [P4K]