Dream pop duo Beach House have just unveiled a short film called Forever Still which showcases four performances over the course of a single night. In order to capture the spirit of the music, the band filmed on location in Tornillo, Texas, where their most recent album Bloom was recorded. The film arcs from dusk right through to dawn and shows off the band’s mystically etherial live presence, as well as Victoria Legrand’s impressive shoulder pads.
The band say the following of the film:
“Forever Still is directly inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii. We wanted to perform in a non-typical setting and felt the songs would resonate in a more majestic and spiritual landscape. The experience was an intense three nights of filming. Everyone involved in production and crew was benevolent in their time and talented in their efforts. We were very lucky to have the help and hard work of many people who aided and lent their abilities to our vision. The basic concept is four songs performed from sunset to sunrise. We tried to keep the edits minimal with long takes in order to focus on the energy of the songs, the landscape, and the physicality of live performance. The entire film was shot in or around Tornillo, Texas, where we recorded Bloom. Like Bloom, we hope that Forever Still is experienced as a whole, long form.”
The four tracks showcased by the band are ‘Wild’, ‘The Hours’, ‘Wishes’ and ‘Irene’ (all taken from last year’s Bloom).
Watch Forever Still below.