aaamusic | On 31, Aug 2011
Last week we gave you the free MP3 for “Balance” by Future Islands and here is the video for the track, directed by long-time collaborator with the band, Jay Buim. Future Islands’ new album On the Water is due out on 10 October.
The video link is here:
“BALANCE” by Future Islands
Jay Buim talks about the video:
“Having known the guys from Future Islands for some time, I was really looking forward to hearing their new record. When I heard “Balance” I couldn’t get the imagery and vibe from Bruce Brown’s film “The Endless Summer” out of my head so I decided to create my own endless summer journey in the great state of New Jersey. I have been living in New York for some time now and even though it is so close, I still find myself missing New Jersey living. I also miss the idea of hitch hiking being a viable way to travel around so we set out to see if it was still possible to get to your destination by relying on the kindness of strangers. The couple in the video were willing to embark on an aimless adventure and documenting their honest and unabashed feelings for each other set to a Future Islands soundtrack is what made this video exciting to put together.”
Sam Herring talks about Jay and the video:
Jay has been a friend of ours for a few years now. He has an eye for beauty that shows in his work, and we completely trust his vision. There are so many different paths you can take when realizing music for film, and it’s a difficult task to elevate or bring something more than what is already there. Telling his own story, Jay has given a new life to the song, creating his own timeline and producing a wonderful work of art. We are proud to be a part of that.
FREE MP3: Future Islands “Balance”