"Speak To The Wild" - Thurston Moore [YouTube Official Music Video + Lyrics]

Evan Petersen

by Evan Petersen

Published October 20, 2014


Thurston Moore "Speak To The Wild" Video Credits:
The Thurston Moore Band:
Thurston Moore
Deb Googe
Steve Shelley
James Sedwards
Recorded in London Fields

Thurston Moore's new record, The Best Day, is out tomorrow on Matador Records and the former Sonic Youth frontman has shared the music video for "Speak To The Wild," the sprawling first track on the album.

Director Santiago Mostyn takes the song into downright eerie territory with the music video. It starts out innocently enough, with a woman and child traipsing about a forest, but it grows more and more unsettling as a silent figure stalks them in the background. Thurston's jangly guitars score the clip, but the unease builds with the strange magic of the forest. The video reaches peak tension and then reverses, leaving the ending as a bit of a shocker. Watch above.

Mostyn said of the video:

I have the image of a character, a woman who could be a mother (slightly older, slightly wilder, like a silent Jenny Wilson) carrying a large and alien precious object into the forest and sequestering it there. It would be a narrative trajectory but with sublime interruptions – the cavity where she stashes the object filling with gold, painted figures following her through the trees, DIY-Kurosawa style.

The Best Day is out tomorrow, October 21st. Pick up up over at Amazon.

For more music, videos, and news, check out Moore's Zumic artist page.


Source: Matador Records YouTube Channel

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