New Fleet Foxes Video: ‘White Winter Hymnal’
Seattle-bred psych-folkies get animated, mystic with video for heavenly tune off their eponymous debut album.
Considering the lauding words thrust upon Seattle’s Fleet Foxes of late — read: pastoral, folkie, heavenly, and organic — the music video for “White Winter Hymnal,” a gorgeous tune off the band’s just-released eponymous debut album, falls in line with the outfit’s methodology and countrified sonic.
With production and clay animation by Sean Pecknold, brother of Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold, the treatment is essentially what you’d expect from the Foxes’ video debut: Rustic, bearded woodsmen ponder and live within the earth’s seasonal calendar, while one particular clay individual spins the heavens on a wheel, controlling the changing seasons and all their trimmings — snow, blossoming flowers, birds, rivers, etc. Quite simply, the music video for “White Winter Hymnal” is a consummate fit for its subject.
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