Fleet Foxes Premieres New Short Film for “I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar”
- American indie folk band Fleet Foxes has shared a short film for “I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar” starring Jean Charles, directed by Sean Pecknold.
The song is included on the third studio album "Crack-Up", which was released last June.
The track sampled Pentatonix's "White Winter Hymnal" the release in 2014.
The film was shot in 35 mm film and is following the journey of a man desperately trying to find something that eludes him.
The brother of Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold and director Sean Pecknold describes the film:
“For me, the song encapsulated the themes and feelings of the whole record like an overture; the darkness / lightness, the fast / slow, the tension between two competing voices and the unpredictable dynamic shifts of tempo and voice. I wanted to create a striking visual allegory that felt both intimate and lonely, grand and triumphant.
With the film I wanted to visualize the struggle within the song through the story of a fictional character trying to escape from his house and reach an ever elusive mythical place only to be brought back to the start by the pull of a mysterious red cube. At the start of the film it’s as if we have happened upon a man tired from a repetitive struggle that has been going on for weeks, months, even years. There becomes a frustrating sense of repetition as he attempts to reach these metaphorical end goals and fails time after time. It’s something I can relate to, and hopefully others can too.”
- source : Rolling Stone