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Watch: Calexico - “Falling From the Sky” Video (Starring José González)

A Man and His Monstrosity

Apr 23, 2015 Calexico Bookmark and Share

Releasing their ninth studio album, Edge of the Sun this week, Calexico have premiered a brand new music video for their included single, “Falling From the Sky.” Though the track itself features some help from Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, the visual—directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson—stars José González as a man looking after a gross and creepy worm-like creature. According to Karlsson the video is actually the first of a two-part storyline that will continue with a song from González in the near future:

“The idea[s] for this video have been lingering for a while, ever since I saw Albin Karlsson and Björn Renner’s worm-like creation made for a show at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm. In original form, the ‘worm’ was strictly covered in black leather. But I wanted to make it more like a living thing, like an evolutionary side step, a creature that is stuck in its codependency and has rather few possibilities in this world but still has the capacity to dream of better things. I also had the idea that I wanted to make a two part video on the same story and tell it from two different perspectives. When I heard Calexico’s ‘Falling from the Sky’ I felt that I heard the perspective of the creature, or rather the perspective of anyone who find themselves in a similar mindset or situation. So, this video is actually part I of II, or more precisely, perspective I of II of this relationship.”

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