Leslie Feist made a video for “Graveyard,” a song from her album Metals. In the video, she and her backup musicians play on a sandy beach-forest landscape, looking terrifyingly small and insignificant while director Keith Megna films everything in stark high-contrast black-and-white and CGI crows fly around. It’s an eerie vision. And she waited until the day after Halloween to release it. What part of the game is that? Watch the video and read some of Feist’s words about it below.
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.