Goat – “I Sing In Silence” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Hints of color exist even in a wood dusted in white, striking as the elements in our world that remind us there is always something beautiful to celebrate. The wild Swedish rock band Goat runs with this imagery in their new video for “I Sing In Silence,” the A-side from their upcoming 7″, taking us to a quiet forest of hidden creatures and barren branches, pointing to several roses and brushes of paint on a canvas to inspire the effervescence and influence of color.

Through its distorted filmography, the video incites a celebration of this brightness and of the quiet and calm that exists, too. As a hooded figured engages with the jovial beauty in the world, they illustrate just how powerful the connectivity of it all can be. Directors Henrik Nyblom and Christofer Högberg explain, “It was an intense experience where we could visualise our art. It’s a short trip of the life spectre. Look close and you might find easter eggs.” The song itself is a folksy psych-pop lope that could almost pass for Woods covering Animal Collective, so a trek into nature is highly appropriate here. Watch the video below.

Goat’s upcoming tour dates:

06/01 Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/11 Eindhoven, NL @ Eindhoven Psych Lab
06/12 London, UK @ Field Day
06/17 Duisburg, DE @ Traumzeit Festival
06/19 Gaou/Hyeres, FR @ Ile du Pointu Festival
07/09 Liege, BE @ Les Ardentes Festival
07/10 Gent, BE @ Cactus Festival
07/22-24 Barcelos, PT @ Milhões de Festa
08/28 Turin, IT @ Torino Today Festival
09/03 Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
10/07 Malmö, SE @ Babel
10/08 Köpenhamn, DK @ Den gråhal
10/10 Köln, DE @ Stadtgarten
10/11 München, DE @ Ampere
10/12 Berlin, DE @ Berghain
10/13 Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof Enjoy Jazz
10/14 Paris, FR @ Cabaret Sauvage

“I Sing In Silence” b/w “The Snake Of Addis Ababa” is out 5/27 via Sup Pop in North America (pre-order here) plus Stranded/Universal Sweden in Scandinavia and Rocket in the rest of the world.