Published Dec 29, 2020The Besndard Lakes are gearing up for their new album The Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings, and now the Montreal psych band have shared a video for album cut "Feuds with Guns."
With pillowy synth pads and thundering drums, the song sounds both epic and calming. The accompanying video matches that tone by showing swimmers diving through the sky while planes turn loop-the-loops and and kaleidoscopic colours overlay the whole thing in a pastel haze.
Video director Dr. Cool said in a statement:
I rotoscoped a couple of the big dives from a video of an extreme high-diving contest that took place in the '80s. About a week after I had animated the first guy's big jump, I returned to the video to check out some other usable clips. I realized I had never watched the full clip of the first jump — I had just stopped once he hit the water. I found out that after he lands in the water he floats back up unconscious and then gets taken away on a stretcher. So now what was I supposed to do? People in the comments were asking what had happened but no one knew the answer. After a bunch of snooping around the internet I found the guy's Facebook and he's TOTALLY alive. His name is Pat and he lives in Florida. I messaged him but he hasn't answered.
Watch the video for "Feuds with Guns" below. The Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings is out on January 29 through Flemish Eye/Fat Cat/Full Time Hobby.