Destroyer share “foolssong” video shot on their 2020 tour
Destroyer have shared a video for "foolssong," the atmospheric closing track from this year's terrific Have We Met. It was shot on their 2020 tour which filmmakers David Galloway & David Ehrenreich were documenting right up until the coronavirus brought that to a halt just a few shows after playing NYC in early March. "We were making a film. Maybe we still are, it’s hard to tell, though. 'foolssong' is what’s left of that for now." You can watch that video, and read a longer statement from Galloway and Ehrenreich, below.
Snow Day. At this very peculiar time, the expression “Have We Met” deserves a question mark less than ever. We likely haven’t met anyone new since March, and the cadence of this statement is more of an absolute than an actual inquiry.
The tour got cancelled. We were making a film. Maybe we still are, it’s hard to tell, though. “foolssong” is what’s left of that for now.
“foolssong” is a lullaby, it’s the painted book cover of a sinister romantic novel, and it’s our second favourite song on the album.
Packing up mid-stride and pushing through North America to find solace in quarantine is a pretty foreign experience.
With any luck, these alien landscapes provide only a temporary snapshot of an unfamiliar world, a glimpse into a future that denotes self-separation, isolation, but on the bright side, maybe a little bit more wonder.
Hopefully this is a picture that does not dry.