When it came time for dreamy French band M83 to produce a music video for their breakout 2011 hit single, “Midnight City” from the album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, the act turned to directors Fleur & Manu, who produced the haunting clip featuring telekinetic kids escaping a school and venturing out into the world.
For the follow-up single, “Reunion,” Fleur & Manu were again tapped to continue to story of the kids introduced in “Midnight City,” now being pursued by the handlers they escaped from in the previous clip.
Now the band’s mastermind, Anthony Gonzalez, has released the video for latest single “Wait,” another Fleur & Manu production that completes the video trilogy that began with “Midnight City.” Watch it here.
“’Wait’ is the final episode of the trilogy,” Fleur & Manu said in a statement regarding the clip. “The end point of this great visual collaboration that has been ongoing with M83 throughout 2012. We felt it was important to re-connect with a meaningful subject that would have an echo in today’s world. The promise of a new cycle, seen through the kid’s eyes.”
“I love composing music and making music with pictures in my head, it’s really what’s driving me,” added Gonzalez on the M83 website. “Cinema is the biggest influence for me – even bigger than music itself, so this album is built as a soundtrack, as an imaginary film. This is what we tried to convey with this trilogy.”
M83 is primed and ready to bring their sonic bliss to the 23rd annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas concert on Night 2, playing alongside the likes of the Killers, Jack White, fun. and Passion Pit. While both nights of the show are sold out, fans can watch all of the onstage action when each night will be webcast right here next Monday and Tuesday (December 10 & 11) starting at 10 am PT/1 pm ET.
–Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local