With the release of music experimentalist Dan Deacon’s latest single “Sat By A Tree”, we are now highly anticipating the release of the rest of his album Mystic Familiar.
The music video to the upbeat single follows the story of life, in only a single scene. Watching the video in fast-motion, the viewer watches as a still body (still alive, not yet a corpse) decomposes on a bed of dirt… and a bed of flesh-eating beetles and maggots. The morbid decomposition of this character accompanied by the eclectic sounds of “Sat By A Tree” is a fascinating combination. It’s not so much death we’re watching, it’s just the circle of life.
Critics have reviewed it…
“frenetically alive, zooming along with countless minimalistic layers, electronic and orchestral, from dance-floor drumbeats to hoedown fiddles all surging with major-key exuberance.” – New York Times
Watch the video down below:
Known for his electric and audience-interactive live shows, Dan Deacon won’t disappoint on his upcoming tour. Catch him perform in Los Angeles at The Regent DTLA on Friday, March 13th, 2020.