Flock Of Dimes – “Semaphore” Video
A couple of weeks ago, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner announced If You See Me, Say Yes, her first ever full-length under the name Flock Of Dimes, the solo project that she’s been using to put out great experimental bedroom-pop for the past few years. Lead single “Semaphore” was one of our favorite songs of the week, and now it’s got a video to match. “Won’t you liven me up with color,” Wasner sings on the chorus, and directors Michael Patrick O’Leary and Ashley North Compton do just that, accenting the singer’s body with a number of ’80s-vintage visual effects. The directors explained their vision:
We wanted to present the tension of reaching out and not being able to touch. Fleeting communication with an outside world, felt but not seen, and Jenn’s interaction with her own double, create a hallucinatory sense of limbo. It creates a solitary confinement, wherein no matter how partnered or joined we find ourselves, those selves, our own best and worst companions, are all we have.
Watch below via NPR.
If You See Me, Say Yes is out 9/23 via Partisan Records. Pre-order it here.