Destroyer unveiled an eerie but beautiful new video for “Foolssong,” which captures the moments leading up to the premature end to the band’s recent tour amid the spread of COVID-19.
The video was directed by David Galloway and David Ehrenreich, who were already on tour with Destroyer and working on a film when the run began to grind to a halt. The clip intersperses footage of Destroyer’s Dan Bejar performing “Foolssong” on stage with scenes from the road: a sprawling desert, an intimate moment in a hotel room with coronavirus coverage flickering on the TV and, in the clip’s final moments, the closed entranceway to Monument Valley Tribal Park in Arizona.
“Packing up mid-stride and pushing through North America to find solace in quarantine is a pretty foreign experience,” Galloway and Ehrenreich said in a statement. “With any luck, these alien landscapes provide only a temporary snapshot of an unfamiliar world, a glimpse into a future that denotes self-separation, isolation, but on the bright side, maybe a little bit more wonder. Hopefully this is a picture that does not dry.”
“Foolssong” appears on Destroyer’s most recent album, Have We Met, which was released in January.