School of Seven Bells Relive Their Childhood in New ‘The Night’ Video
New York’s School of Seven Bells have a new video out for their song ‘The Night.’ The clip is the winning entry of a contest hosted by the band and Genero.tv, who asked filmmakers across the globe to submit their own visual interpretation of the song.
‘The Night’ is directed by Allie Aviatal Tsypin and features a little girl who eerily resembles School of Seven Bells vocalist Alejandra Deheza. The girl sings the song while sitting in a coffee shop, hanging out in a creepy white room and prancing around train tracks. There are a few scenes where it looks like the main character is casting magic spells, which should appeal to Deheza and her tarot cards obsession. The singer and her bandmate, guitarist Benjamin Curtis, felt that Tsypin’s video was the perfect companion to their song.
“This video really stood out for us in a big way,” the band shared in a statement (via Spin). “Not only is the resemblance incredible, the emotion in this girl’s face is beyond her years and her performance nearly had us both in tears the first time we watched it together. I’m not sure I’ll hear ‘The Night’ again without imagining this girl either dancing her heart out, tormented and trapped in a corner, or casting a dark spell over whoever left her there alone. It’s exactly what this song is meant to look like.”
School of Seven Bells are currently touring overseas and will return to the U.S. on August 24 in Cincinnati, Ohio. See the full list of shows by going to the band’s official website.
Watch School of Seven Bells’ ‘The Night’ Video