Alabama Shakes Travel to Space in New ‘Sound & Color’ Video
It’s been a week since the Alabama Shakes dropped Sound & Color, their highly anticipated sophomore follow-up to their 2012 debut, Boys & Girls. Now they have premiered the very first music video from their brand-new full-length, and it’s an ambitious visual for the LP’s lead-off title track. Check it out above.
The clip -- which was directed by James Frost, who's worked with Radiohead, Norah Jones and Coldplay -- follows a man as he wakes up in space, far-removed from his past life on earth, including a wife and child who presumably got left behind. It’s a lonely, dismal and very 2001: A Space Odyssey-esque narrative, and it may be the first in a series of videos sharing the same theme from the Athens, Ala.-hailing blues-rockers.
The Brittany Howard-helmed outfit will kick off a North American tour come May 28 when they're scheduled to play a show in St. Louis. The run of dates includes a string of concerts where the Shakes will share the stage with Father John Misty. Then, they will make a handful of festival appearances at this year’s Mountain Jam, Mumford and Sons’ Gentleman of the Road Stopovers, Bonnaroo and more. Check out a complete list of upcoming dates and grab tickets on the band’s website.
Diffuser recently caught the Alabama Shakes live during a two-night stint at New York City's Beacon Theatre. Check out photos and a review from the evening here.