Bill Fay‘s first new album in over 40 years is simply stunning. Life Is People, which was released last week via Dead Oceans has been getting rave reviews and plenty of listens at S&SS HQ. Fay has released a video for “This World”, which features Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy on vocals. The video was produced by Califone frontman Tim Rutili.
Rutili had this to say about the making of the video:
Thinking about making images for this music triggered faces and memory. It made me want to stare into a stranger’s eyes. We started by shooting Super 8 film and edited the images into 4 reels: earth (traffic, the news, grass, buildings, mountains); air (clouds and flight); water (beaches and tides); fire (fireworks at a carnival). We brought the people into a white room one at a time and had them sit in a chair while we shot HD video of the Super 8 film projected onto their faces. We didn’t let anyone hear the song. I asked some people questions about their first very first memory from childhood. I heard great stories and it helped people to relax in front of the camera. Some of it looks like memory to me. Some of the people look like they’re looking into a mirror. Some of the people look like they’re dreaming. It was a great experience.