Simian Mobile Disco have always been keenly aware of their visual identity.
For more than a decade now the duo have crafted absorbing, vital videos, perfectly complimenting their work.
New album 'Murmurations' drops on May 11th, with SMD teasing the release via a video trilogy.
Director Kiani Del Valle closes the trilogy with 'Defender', and it finds the central character moving past the turbulence of the previous two instalments.
The film maker comments: “For 'Defender' I was particularly moved by the voices of the Deep Throat Choir and how they merged with the production and composition of SMD. The words and melodies of the choir really conduct the imagery for this video. Our female character survives and overcomes obstacles in both previous chapters; by overcoming personal battles she achieves growth.”
“In Chapter 3 she is greeted by a group of female warriors that to me are singing her own story as if she could both see herself in the warriors and the warriors see themselves in her...”
Daubed with face paint, the intense but transcendent video is online now - tune in below.
'Murmurations' will be released on May 11th.
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