Enigmatic electronic group the Avalanches have released a new video for “Colours.” Hailing from their forthcoming Wildflower album, “Colours” features vocals from Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue, who also shares songwriting credits with the Avalanches’ Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi.
In the clip, which features animation by Lost Art, the song’s multilayered production progresses as colorful flag-styled visuals taken from the album art undulate in soothing waves. “Where do all the mermaids go?,” Donahue asks. “Everybody’s gotta go somewhere.” The hypnotic visuals vividly mirror the symphonic layering and manipulated vocal turns that pepper the trippy song.
Earlier this month, the group took to Twitter to announce their new album. “Sorry we kept you waiting, it’s been a wild ride and at times we thought we’d never make it through,” the group tweeted. “What kept us going was the belief in the day-to-day experience of music as a life force - as life energy. How music can change the tone of your day. How the sunlight refracts differently through the atmosphere can make the world look different, changing colors and feelings. What a beautiful thing sound waves can be. It’s magic.”
“Colours” follows the release of the Avalanches’ first Wildflower single, “Frankie Sinatra.” Wildflower, which will be released on July 8th, is the Australian band’s first album in 16 years.