WATCH: Seoul Debuts Hypnotic, Visionary Video for “The Line”
Follow the lights.
Canadian trio Seoul make music designed to soundtrack the spaces in between—the darkest part of night, before light begins to permeate; the stretch of chromatic dusk that seems to last forever in a brief instant; the lifetime spent in dreams the moment before you wake. The cinematic quality of newest single “The Line” finds an excellent companion piece in the Derek Branscombe and Mattias Graham–directed visual feast, which was filmed in Seoul’s hometown of Montreal. Moody and evocative, like its soundtrack, the song’s visual counterpart experiments with reactions to light and dark, as well as emotional connection and physical detachment, and vice versa.
As the band explains, “One of the hardest parts in moving past a loss or a disappointment is how we must move our bodies away from our emotional space. The video depicts this transition from melancholy to acceptance through contrasting urban spaces, complimentary characters and the projection of self onto others and screens.”
Branscombe and Graham elaborate, “[The video] explores the line between ourselves and our perception of others. The characters are framed against inescapable screens, bringing out the unattainable desire of connection through technology.”
“The Line” is from Seoul’s upcoming record I Become A Shade, out June 9. The album is available for preorder via the band’s label Grand Jury and on iTunes. Seoul is also on a North American tour through May.
Seoul tour dates
23 – St. Louis University – St. Louis, MO *
24 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO *
26 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO *
27 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT *
29 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA *
30 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA *
01 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA *#
03 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR *
04 – Barboza – Seattle, WA *
05 – The Media Club – Vancouver, BC *
08 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN *
09 – Schubas – Chicago, IL *
* co-headline with Ballet School
# with AlunaGeorge