Shot in the Canadian Rockies and in upstate New York, Isolation is the latest music video from Canadian composer Flying Hórses, whose upcoming album Reverie is due out on February 22, 2019, via Bonsound. The atmosphere of the video successfully captures the feeling of loneliness after a break-up, while the majesty of the landscape conveys that isolation can always be overcome, in the end. For the Isolation video, Jade Bergeron (the musician behind the Flying Hórses moniker) worked with director Dylan Toombs.
Isolation tells the story of a couple, drifting apart. The woman is having flashbacks of the moments where she was realizing that she was better off alone. The end of the video shows her by herself (isolated) and still standing. It's about coming to terms with the realization that it's better to be alone than be with the wrong person. We are used to being apologetic for bringing up these difficult subjects, but it's now being talked about in public and in the media. Women have more bandwidth to take charge of their love lives and choose to be strong on their own, explains Bergeron.
A heartbreak record, Reverie is textured, made up of layered vintage instrumentation and held together by piano arrangements that guide you through a bleak and stormy narrative. While a piano-driven record could easily fit 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 that should accompany you while you explore the world.
About Flying Hórses
Flying Hórses is Canadian composer Jade Bergeron. Her first record, Tölt, was recorded mostly in Iceland with producer Biggi Birgisson at 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 is 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 produced the video, which explores the bliss and trauma of childhood. The video premiered on The Fader, and Richard won Best Director at the Paris International Music Video Competition in 2017. Watch it here.