Today M83’s previously unseen “In The Cold I’m Standing” video is released — only nine years after Before The Dawn Heals Us, the album on which that song appears. Last month, Anthony Gonzales reissued the first three M83 albums: 2001’s M83, 2004’s Dead Cities, Read Seas, And Lost Ghosts, and 2005’s Before The Dawn Heals Us. The albums are now available in digital formats for the first time, as well as on CD and vinyl. This is not the only new video to be released by M83 recently. A week before the reissue of the albums, a video for “Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun” appeared.
The “In The Cold I’m Standing” video complements the ambient song and consists of a presumably naked man and woman moving in almost painfully slow-motion. In separate frames, he exhales smoke and she inhales — the action links the two, despite them not physically being in the same shot. Eventually they are side by side and inching toward a deeply intimate kiss, which is interrupted by a digital hawk flying through curls of smoke. The video reflects the contents of M83’s music — about young people in love and expressing said love … in this case, their slow-moving, smoky, naked (but SFW) love. Watch below.
The M83 reissues are out now via Mute.