Published Sep 06, 2018After rolling out a short film for "If You Need To, Keep Time on Me" back in July, Fleet Foxes have shared another short visual piece for Crack-Up opener "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar."
Directed by Sean Pecknold (brother of Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold), the clip was commissioned by WeTransfer and shot entirely on 35mm film in southern California.
Pecknold wanted "to visualize the struggle within the song through the story of a fictional character trying to escape from his house and reach an ever elusive mythical place only to be brought back to the start by the pull of a mysterious red cube."
"For me, the song encapsulated the themes and feelings of the whole record like an overture," he said in a statement. "The darkness / lightness, the fast / slow, the tension between two competing voices and the unpredictable dynamic shifts of tempo and voice. I wanted to create a striking visual allegory that felt both intimate and lonely, grand and triumphant.