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Fleet Foxes Share New Video/Short Film for “I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar”

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Fleet Foxes have shared a new video/short film for “I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar,” the opening track to last year’s Crack-Up. Sean Pecknold (brother of Fleet Foxes’ frontman Robin Pecknold) directed the somewhat mysterious film, with art direction and production design by Adi Goodrich and choreography by Steve Reker. Watch it below.

Sean Pecknold had this to say about the film in a press release: “For me, the song encapsulated the themes and feelings of the whole record like an overture; the darkness / lightness, the fast / slow, the tension between two competing voices and the unpredictable dynamic shifts of tempo and voice. I wanted to create a striking visual allegory that felt both intimate and lonely, grand and triumphant.

“With the film I wanted to visualize the struggle within the song through the story of a fictional character trying to escape from his house and reach an ever elusive mythical place only to be brought back to the start by the pull of a mysterious red cube. At the start of the film it’s as if we have happened upon a man tired from a repetitive struggle that has been going on for weeks, months, even years. There becomes a frustrating sense of repetition as he attempts to reach these metaphorical end goals and fails time after time. It’s something I can relate to, and hopefully others can too.”

The film was shot in California on 35mm film and commissioned by WeTransfer for their editorial platform WePresent. Head over there to read a conversation between the Pecknold brothers (and Fleet Foxes’ manager, their sister Aja Pecknold) about the film.

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

Read our interview with Fleet Foxes about Crack-Up.

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