Toronto-based indie-pop duo Language Arts (Kristen Cudmore and Neil MacIntosh) just released a new video for With Me from their 2015 sophomore album, “Able Island”. Next to Cudmore’s captivating vocals is the clang and crash of drums and guitars that spiral above, pass below, and surge through with dripping images. Like the single, the video is a frenetic kaleidoscope awash with a dreamy symphony, sweet and melodious like eternally sapphire stars.
Directed by Luke Mistruzzi and Maya Annik, it was filmed all over North America and features images of the band performing. Speaking of the single, Maya explains:
“The video is a collection of footage we captured from all over North America – from the BC Rockies to the Pacific coast of Oaxaca to Barton Street in Hamilton. We then projected this footage through a giant kaleidoscope and mixed it with archival footage to create a unique form for this meditative piece.”
Language Arts are working on their upcoming third album and have announced a small run of shows in Ontario and Quebec where they’ll begin to showcase their new material (dates here). As Cudmore concedes “Once secrets, now revealed, powerfully dancing in the dark. A new tumescence of sound coming from Language Arts this year.”