Leave it to Phil Elverum to describe his new Mount Eerie video better than I ever could: “The song and the video are seemingly surreal and ambiguous, but actually it is an attempt at a straight-up accurate depiction of this every-moment mental experience,” he told NPR. “An orange traffic cone in a weird place, a pumpkin smashed on the rocks, a sword in the sky; all mental images piercing through layers of dream, all aiming for some kind of lucidity.” There we go. “This” is a beautiful new track from the forthcoming Mount Eerie double album, Sauna, which is due out next month, and watching the accompanying visuals is the best way to hear the song for the first time. Check it out below.
Sauna is out 2/9 via P.W. Elverum & Sun.