Big|Brave have announced that their new album, A Chaos Of Flowers, will be released April 19 via Thrill Jockey. In the meantime they’ve dropped a video for the track “I Felt A Funeral” which you can view below. “I Felt A Funeral” borrows from the poetry of Emily Dickinson finding Big|Brave embodying the inner turmoil of her words through dissonant chords and haunting, somewhat droning melodies.
Guitarist Mathieu Ball states:
“The making of this video employed a similar process as we do when writing music. As we’ve learned to let the flow of ideas take its course, the act of creating works whether with fully formed concepts or an unfinished notion, starting the work itself acts as a sort of guide to where the final outcome may land. We realized that something more visually minimal than what we first imagined was the way to go.
The performer (Robin) and the audience both partake in this visual and aural conversation together creating a more intimate visual space. The audience is led in and out of her intimate space all while being kept at safe distance. Paired with the lyrical content, it can be considered an apt representation of the elements of mental collapse – a simplified visual dance with the inner and outside world.”
Lyrically, the songs on the new record explore the most vulnerable of human experiences, how marginalizations manifest internally and externally, the inner struggles of isolation, and co-existence in nature.