Flying Hórses is held captive in a clear box filling with smoke in the new music video for Unsettled, the latest song from her album Reverie (due out February 22 via Bonsound). Unsettled was helmed by the director Timothée Lambrecq. Shot in Iceland, the breathtaking footage perfectly captures the beauty of the landscape.
I spent hours in a 3x4 plexiglass box, filled with smoke and water, explains Jade Bergeron. There are no effects whatsoever in this production. The vision for this video came to Tim organically. He wanted to create an abstract visual of disconnection between between the box and nature. There were moments when my heart started beating fast because I really did feel trapped.
Unsettled was written in Iceland, while Jade was going through a time of darkness. The smoke-filled box is a metaphor for the overwhelming feeling of being unsettled. Although you can see there is beauty and light nearby, your mind cannot reach it until you face the darkness, instead of trying to escape it, explains Bergeron.
A heartbreak record, Reverie is stuffed full of texture, made up of layered vintage musical instrumentation, held down with piano arrangements that guide you through a bleak and stormy musical narrative. While it would be easy to place a piano-driven record into a classical composition niche, Flying Hórses takes huge inspiration from post-rock music and places herself firmly in the post-rock/instrumental genre. It’s the kind of gem of a record you need to find and travel with, on your own.
Reverie, the sophomore album from Flying Hórses, is due out February 22, 2019 via Bonsound and is available for pre-order now.
About Flying Hórses
Flying Hórses is Canadian composer Jade Bergeron. Her first record, Tölt, was recorded mostly in Iceland with producer Biggi Birgissonat Sundlaugin Studio (where all Sigur Rós records were recorded) and is filled with the sounds of piano, wurlitzer, celesta, glockenspiel, bells, chimes, music boxes and cello. She described her elegiac debut as a journey through memories. The record was about childhood, growing up and being a black sheep. Shortly after the release of Tölt, she joined the 1631 Recordings roster alongside Oscar-nominated composers Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka. She was invited to play Iceland Airwaves Music Festival as well as the world-renowned Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity welcomed Flying Hórses to work and collaborate with JUNO award-winner Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think).
Flying Hórses was nominated for the 2018 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video for the title track of her album Tölt, alongside Leonard Cohen, The Weeknd, Feist, and Grimes. Award-winning Director Alexandre Richard from Quebec production house Cinearcale that explores the bliss and trauma of childhood in the video, which was premiered on The Fader. Richard also won Best Director at the Paris International Music Video Competition in 2017 for the video. Watch it here.