The final video installment in the M83 trilogy arrived today with the release of the “Wait.” A year ago, I had never heard of Frenchmen Anthony Gonzalez or Nicolas Fromageau, but today it feels as though M83 is the soundtrack to my life.
Whether it was their explosive live show that left us breathless or coloring our world with the lush layers of sound filtering out of our headphones and car speakers – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming was the record that you lived from the moment you awoke to the dreamy lull before sleep.
Anthony wanted this album “to be different from track to track,” in order to “take the listener on a journey” and he succeeded.
Directors Fleur and Manu – who also directed the first two videos in this trilogy, “Midnight City” and “Reunion”, commented on the new video: “Wait” is the final episode of the trilogy, the end point of this great visual collaboration that has been ongoing with M83 throughout 2012. We felt it was important to re-connect with a meaningful subject that would have an echo in today’s world. The promise of a new cycle, seen through the kid’s eyes.”
Fleur and Manu’s vision for “Wait” was brought to life with the support of The Creators Project a partnership between Intel and VICE. Breathtaking in scope, it encompasses the beauty of this album and nurtures the goals Anthony set out to achieve.
Caitlin Clark is the Arts & Entertainment and Style Writer and Social Media Director for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @caitlinclark