This is the first music video that Four Tet, aka Kieran Hebden, has released in 14 years.
Directed by Swedish GRAMMY Award-winning director Joanna Nordahl, the music video follows two friends, Josie and Connie, as they prepare for and attend Four Tet’s recent show at Alexandra Palace in May.
Nordahl mixes in grainy phone footage of the friends with Super 16mm footage of the gig itself, showing off the entrancing immersive 40,000-bulb light display by Squidsoup that Hebden used for his Alexandra Palace gig.
The video feels like a short film rather than a music video, bringing out the youthful optimism that ‘Teenage Birdsong’ is imbued with as a track. Nordahl states, “Kieran’s music played a huge part in introducing me to electronic music and club culture as a young teen, and I still go to his gigs every time I get a chance. So to me this project has felt like a full circle somehow, a dream come true in many ways. I wanted that feeling of nostalgia and pure love for music and raving to shine through.”
Four Tet has confirmed that his next album should be released this year.
Watch the video below.
Jemima Skala is a freelance journalist, follow her on Twitter
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