Simian Mobile Disco today shared the surreal and chilling new video for “Hey Sister,” the second single from their fifth studio album Murmurations out May 11, 2018 via Wichita Recordings. “Hey Sister” — directed and choreographed by Kiani Del Valle — continues the visual narrative of the video for first single “Caught In A Wave” and is out today worldwide at all DSPs. “I dreamt of a female character that moves through different emotional stages while she travels across environments between real life and the subconscious,” says Del Valle of the 3 chapter visual concept, adding, “This female character becomes the umbilical cord of the 3 chapters, spiralling in and out of first-person narratives. Each chapter explores 3 different forms of movement so as to reflect the various states of the psyche. Playing with the idea of murmurations, and communal frequencies leading us to psychological discoveries of oneself, these cycles ultimately remind us that endings are hidden beginnings taking us elsewhere.”
Watch/Stream/Purchase “Hey Sister” here: http://smarturl.it/SMDHeySister.
Murmurations is available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/SMDMurmurations
For “Hey Sister,” Del Valle explains, “I wanted to create an abstract allegory for personal battles of longing/searching. The choreographic sequences explore perseverance, failure and external magnetic forces and thereby display the emotional journey of our main female character.” She adds, “I envisioned the lyrics of the song as voices that call our main character to ”get closer” or go further down this unknown path.”
We’re also curating a Murmurations Spotify playlist with tracks that have influenced/inspired us throughout the creative process in the making of this album. We’ll be adding to the playlist frequently. You can follow it HERE.
Simian Mobile Disco Live Dates
4/04 – London, UK @ The Barbican Centre (Tickets), Presenting Murmurations with The Deep Throat Choir
6/07 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (tickets)
6/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (tickets)
6/09 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East – Downstairs (tickets)
6/14 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune (tickets)
6/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (tickets)
6/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (tickets)