MOMENTS | Collage: #TBT Get Existential About Love with Future Island’s Collaged Music Video “A Dream of You and Me”
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Back in 2014, Baltimore synthpop band Future Islands released their Singles LP, an album that explored the concept of love in both a personal and abstract, universal sense. Unlike their previous albums’ use of abstract paintings, Singles’ album artwork is made up of a cut-and-paste photographic deconstruction and reconstruction of a legless, headless woman floating above the sea. It’s not a secret at BAMIN loves collages, and we were even more excited when they released their music video for “A Dream of You and Me,” featuring stop motion cut-out patterns and shapes.
Illustrator Elena Johnston and Future Island’s bassist William Cashion directed the collaged music video of “A Dream of You and Me.” The aesthetic departure was also a reflection of the band’s shift towards a more polish sound, taking Samuel T. Herring’s rasping vocals and smoothing it out in a way that balances the melodrama and pop tones.
So watch Future Island’s collaged, stop motion music video and let Herring’s passionate delivery of the song’s closing lyrics—“ I asked myself for peace / And found a piece of me / Staring at the sea”—hit you right in the feels.
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