Fleet Foxes Share Short Film Inspired By and Featuring “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me”

Crack-Up Out Now via Nonesuch

Jul 19, 2018
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Fleet Foxes have shared a new short film for "If You Need To, Keep Time on Me," from last year's Crack-Up. There was already an animated vertical video for the song back in April, but this is a short film inspired by and featuring the song. Ryan Heffington directed and choreographed the clip, which features a party in which a new engagement is announced, but not everyone is overjoyed by the happy news. Watch it below via Pitchfork.

Heffington had this to say about the film to Pitchfork: "It was the pure honesty of the music and Robin Pecknold's voice that originally drew me to direct/choreograph 'If You Need To, Keep Time on Me.' Heartbreak being one of the most honest and visceral symptoms of love, I wanted to paint a realistic picture of humanity and share a story that so many of us have encountered. Using dance as an offering has defined my adult life and I believe in its healing power-for both the dancer and the witness. I wanted to capture this in the film, whether it is seen as surreal or organic."

Crack-Up was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017.

Read our interview with Fleet Foxes about Crack-Up.

Fleet Foxes Tour Dates: 

July 20 | Cincinnati, OH at Taft Theatre
July 21 | Chicago, IL at Pitchfork Music Festival
July 23 | Cleveland, OH at Agora Theatre
July 24 | Toronto, ON at Sony Centre
July 25 | Montreal, QB at Corona Theatre
July 27 | Lewistown, NY at Artpark
July 29 | New York, NY at Panorama Music Festival
August 05 | Curraghmore, IE at All Together Now
August 07 | Glasgow, UK at Summer Nights At The Bandstand
August 10 | Helsinki, FI at Flow Festival
August 12 | Tallinn, EE at Nordea Concert Hall
August 16 | Tabaçô, PT at Paredes de Coura Festival
August 18 | Wales, UK at Green Man Festival

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