Dream Pop duo Beach House have released a new video for the song “Dark Spring” a track taken off their upcoming 7th album 7, which is set to be released via Sub Pop records on May 11th. The video, directed by Zia Anger is shot in stark black and white, with many of its shots and edits recalling classic film noir movies. The video follows the camera as it makes its way through a dimly lit house, with plenty of quick cuts and striking camera angles accompanying the shot. Eventually, Dream House themselves make a brief appearance: standing in a dark room with hoods obscuring most of their faces, staring intently into the camera.
Musically speaking the song is a more uptempo affair, riding a bubbling synth line and an urgent drum pattern. As usual, the icy vocals of Victoria Legrand and the winding guitar work of Alex Scally take center stage, giving the song an epic sense of feel. This is the second song to be released in advance of the album, along with the dreamy and psychedelic “Lemon Glow.” While the duo did release a rarities album last year, 7 marks the first release of original material from Beach House since 2015’s Thank Your Lucky Stars.
You can watch the video for “Dark Spring” in the player below.
Photo credit Raymond Flotat