Last week, Disclosure dropped a trailer for what seemed to be an elaborate short film or music video from their upcoming sophomore album Caracal. Now, in a series of tweets, the brothers Lawrence just confirmed that it’s actually a sequence of four music videos that will make up one complete short film:
We wanted to create something very different with our music videos this time around. Something unique that would connect all the songs from the album and the videos in a special way. This is the first of a series of four amazing videos directed by Ryan Hope that come together to create a short film…Caracal. As each music video comes out…The plot unfolds.
Along with the announcement, they shared the first clip in the sequence, set to the album’s Gregory Porter-featuring first single “Holding On.” Shot in Mexico City, the video is set in a dystopian future police state and elliptically begins the story of a woman named Mariela who maybe has special powers and definitely seems to be society’s last hope. Watch below.
Caracal is out 9/25 via PMR/Island.