Wild Nothing Send Pixie Dream Girl Michelle Williams to ‘Paradise’ in New Video
The coolest indie actress around visits Niagara Falls
Back in 2008, SPIN rhetorically asked if Michelle Williams (Dawson’s Creek, Brokeback Mountain) was “the coolest indie actress around.” Four years later, we have a definitive answer in the form of Wild Nothing’s new music video for “Paradise,” a dreamy drifter from the Virginia act’s Nocturne LP. In the Matt Amato-directed clip, which premiered on Pitchfork, Williams hops a plane to Niagara Falls, and we take the trip with her, staring out the window, hearing her read from Iris Murdoch’s 1975 novel A Word Child, and eventually winding up face-to-poncho-wearing-face amidst the glory of the massive falls. We all know Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum likes a good story, and it’s hard to deny this beatific mood piece with its totes adorbs star.