Deerhunter – Living My Life


With the imminent release of their new album Fading Frontier only days away and a UK tour beckoning, Deerhunter have previewed another new track in “Living My Life”.

This is the third song taken from the album, following the shapeshifting funk of “Snakeskin” and the shimmering “Breaker”. As with “Breaker”, Bradford Cox has taken on directorial duties for the video for “Living My Life”.

Dedicated to Miles Davis, Cox elaborately describes it as, “macro meditations on geology and botany to the observations of afternoon light filtered onto the wooden floors. The idea was to have a formless visual that does not conform to the overwhelming cleverness and narrative ambition of most modern videos. Instead we have a sometimes ridiculous, and sometimes hypnotically beautiful, mess of images and rhythm. The final section of the video, in particular, could be a teenage garage band take on Tarkovsky’s Solaris. Various chemicals and dyes were used to create a liquid fantasia for the song’s transcendent climax.”