Mew take a long-ass time to get their albums together. There was a four-year span between the Danish dream-rockers' 2005 breakthrough And The Glass Handed Kites and 2009's solid No More Stories... Since then, we've heard nary a peep from the band, but no more! Their latest effort, + -, (yes, that's actually the title) is out April 28 via Play It Again Sam; the first single "Satellites" is a typically expansive slice of atmospheric rock that's come to be expected of this band, and the video glows with a similar blue radiance. The band wrote the below statement to FADER describing the idea behind the video and single.
"For this, our first video for the new album + -, we wanted the whole thing to have a kind of celebratory feel to it. With our original bass player back in our gang, it shows the band doing what we do, playing together. It was shot in Copenhagen, in one of the oldest film studios in the world by Danish Director, Casper Balslev, who captured our performance and did a beautiful job with an amazing team. The video features a new light installation from German designers, Elektropastete, which we'll be taking on tour with us in 2015."
"'Satellites' is a song we made, about how big life is, I guess, and how you get to choose how to live it. Even if people don't approve, it belongs to you. We wanted to make the video a celebratory video, because it's our first new song in moons, and our long lost comrade is back in the gang. It's a colorful and grand thing, filmed in one day, and it's just the 4 of us playing our song that we made, about how big life is."
Lead image: Paul Heartfield