Photo by: Scott Munn
Wintersleep premieres the video for their newest track “Free Fall.” Released digitally alongside “Fading Out” earlier this month - the songs having originally been an exclusive 7" for Record Store Day - the “Free Fall” video lands just as the band get their EU / UK tour underway. “Free Fall” again sees the band link up with award-winning film-maker Christopher Mills - creator of their astonishing animated video for “Forest Fire” - who offered the following thoughts on project:

"For me, this song is the sound of the wind if you're in a forever fall through a bright and colourful sky. If you were falling into infinity, it seems likely that, at some point, the world around you would become abstract, and you might imagine people falling around you, or the shapes of their bodies absorbed into clouds that would then shift and evaporate into even more abstract shapes.

The urgency of this music, romantically embracing what could be our last epic journey of a plastic-congested spin around the earth was something I wanted to turn into a bright and flashing dance video you could put up on your video projector with your friends. The construction of this idea and world is a bit like taking an old spinning rolodex, and adding layers upon layers of clouds, atmosphere, and people. Free Fall wanted to feel like a sort of cuckoo clock like installation that could sit on your desktop, for you to get lost in. Static paintings find their movement through spinning layers, and data-moshing. The video ends with a sombre reflection of the last fall from grace into a plastic polluted, dystopian sea, no less beautiful because of its floating forms, and endless blue colours."

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