Mew Debut Music Video for ‘Water Slides’
Danish rock quartet Mew have just debuted the new video for "Water Slides," a track off their upcoming album, +- ("plus minus"). Due for release on April 28, the self-described "indie stadium" act's sixth full-length arrives almost seven years after its last effort, No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away -- an album with such a lengthy word count that you can barely tweet it.
Directed by Anders Malmberg, the intentionally unsettling video (above) hews close to the sense of foreboding that the band felt with the song. It opens at a beach at night with a woman gazing out into the water with a forlorn expression. She and the video's other protagonists have their faces painted in a way that ambiguously suggests vulnerability, inner turmoil, o r... something else that never quite gets specified. For all the band's art and prog leanings, "Water Slides" is a slice of pure stadium rock power balladry; expect lighters to be out whenever the band plays the song at a concert near you.
As of yet, no new U.S. dates have been announced, although they did just appear at SXSW, during which the band's reunited creative nucleus of singer Jonas Bjerre and bassist Johan Wohlert had a lengthy discussion with Diffuser -- read our exclusive interview here.