So I go away on holiday and had no idea I would come back to such a heap of inspiration. There’s a lot of new stuff out there and I can’t wait to share it all with you. Let’s kick it off with this series of videos by Broken Bells, the uber duo of Danger Mouse and James Mercer (of The Shins) from their debut album “After The Disco”.
Part One of the series is titled “Angel and The Fool” and follows the romance between a young man (played by Anton Yelchin) who stumbles across a chic astronaut (played by Kate Mara) in a faraway, desolate galaxy. As their relationship blossoms, he is taken away by a super glam crystal ball (that is the best way I can describe it – sorry). Part Two “Holding on for Life” nearly reunites the two at a party but not before a fatal kiss may jeopardize their future. Look out for a cameo by the band right at the beginning. I hope there’ll be a Part Three. Both directed by Jacob Gentry.
The story is pretty cliche but so adorable. The music has a psychedelic 1960s, filmic feel and ties beautifully with the retro-futuristic styling and narrative. I don’t even know how this collaboration came about but it’s definitely an album I want to get my hands on.