Leigh MichaelFriday,7 December 2012

The Snap:

After months of anticipation, M83 announced the debut of “Wait,” the third video installment created with directing duo Fleur & Manu. This collaborative piece completes the sci-fi trilogy, which also included videos for “Midnight City” and “Reunion.” It was made possible by The Creator’s Project, which was developed to support unique art endeavours around the world.

If you haven’t seen any of the videos yet, check all of them out here. You’re in for a wild ride.

The Download:

This trilogy is weird. When I watched “Midnight City,” the first video in the collection, I didn’t entirely know what to make of the scene that was unfolding in front of me – it seemed like a bunch of kids with superhuman powers, intermittently glowing eyes, and no plot to follow.

But maybe that’s what’s so awesome about this trilogy. No, the movies don’t completely make sense… but with some stunning cinematography and a beautiful soundtrack, I sort of feel okay about it.

Whenever I listen to Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, I literally feel as though I’m entering an alternate universe. Watching “Wait” will give you the same vibe. At nearly 6 minutes long, this is a bit of a time investment – but trust me, it’s worth the experience. It’s trippy, it’s strange, and it might have you scratching your head at some points. But it also has a certain poignancy that I haven’t seen in a music video in years.

In describing the production on M83’s website, Anthony Gonzalez explained, “Cinema is the biggest influence for me – even bigger than music itself, so this album is built as a soundtrack, as an imaginary film. This is what we tried to convey with this trilogy.” Mission accomplished. Watch “Wait.” It will be one of the stranger movies you’ve seen in a while – and one of the most entrancing.

Hat Tips:

The Creator’s Project, M83 Official Website, Youtube Trilogy, Fleur-Manu, Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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