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Destroyer Shares Poignant Video for “foolssong”

Have We Met Out Now via Merge

May 04, 2020 Destroyer
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Destroyer (the project of Dan Bejar) released a new album, Have We Met, back in January via Merge. Now he has shared a video for the album’s “foolssong,” which intercuts live footage of Bejar singing it with images touching on the pandemic. David Galloway and David Ehrenreich directed the video. Watch it below.

Galloway and Ehrenreich collectively had this to say about “foolssong” in a press release:

“Snow Day. At this very peculiar time, the expression ‘Have We Met’ deserves a question mark less than ever. We likely haven’t met anyone new since March, and the cadence of this statement is more of an absolute than an actual inquiry.

“The tour got cancelled. We were making a film. Maybe we still are, it’s hard to tell, though. ‘foolssong’ is what’s left of that for now.

“‘foolssong’ is a lullaby, it’s the painted book cover of a sinister romantic novel, and it’s our second favorite song on the album.

“Packing up mid-stride and pushing through North America to find solace in quarantine is a pretty foreign experience.

“With any luck, these alien landscapes provide only a temporary snapshot of an unfamiliar world, a glimpse into a future that denotes self-separation, isolation, but on the bright side, maybe a little bit more wonder.

“Hopefully this is a picture that does not dry.”

Read our interview with Destroyer on How We Met.

Read our review of How We Met.

Previously Destroyer shared Have We Met’s first single, “Crimson Tide,” via a video for the track. It was #2 on our Songs of the Week list. Then Bejar shared another song from the album, “It Just Doesn’t Happen,” via a sparse visual for the track featuring dimly lit images of a snowmobile at night. “It Just Doesn’t Happen” also made our Songs of the Week list. Then Bejar shared a third single from the album, “Cue Synthesizer,” via a video for the track (which was #1 on that week’s Songs of the Week list).

Have We Met is the follow-up to 2017’s ken, which was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017.

Read our interview with Destroyer on ken.

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