Beach House Premieres New Music Video for “Black Car”
- Baltimore-based dream pop duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) has dropped a new music video for “Black Car” directed by Alistair Legrand, who is Victoria Legrand’s brother and helmed the horror films "The Diabolical" and "Clinical".
Also, Alistair Legrand has directed two previous Beach House videos “Silver Soul” and “Heart Of Chambers.”
The car cruises through streets and tunnels as the song's eerie synths build to a climax.
The track was written by Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. The song appeared on their seventh studio album "7", which was released on May 11, 2018.
The album is their first LP in three years and the band departing from longtime producer Chris Coady and instead collaborating with Sonic Boom.
The band embarks a North American tour in support of the album at College Street Music Hall in New Haven on July 24th.
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- The band began to record the album in the duo's home studio in Baltimore called Apple Orchard Studios.
Victoria Legrand said of the album;
"It coincided with you and James [Barone] putting together the home studio. Bringing more professional gear into our practice space gave us the ability to start recording whenever we wanted."
Alex Scally added;
"When the cycle finished up, we started right away without putting much pressure on it. And somewhere along the line, we had the idea to avoid the studio, which stifles us. We decided to get some equipment and put it in our practice space and record at a high level without spending all this money to go somewhere else. And that ended up being a huge boon for us creatively. Woah, we can just make a record all of the time and no one can tell us what to do..
At the end of 2016 when we started messing around every once in a while, I don’t think that we thought this record would be coming out now. But it just took off and everything kept feeding itself. When we recorded the first group of songs, we thought it would just be a couple of them and then it ended up being five. That’s when we started working with Peter [Kember, aka Sonic Boom]. It was a positive feedback cycle that made it happen really quickly when we just didn’t think it was gonna happen."
- source : Rolling Stone