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NEWS: Arc Iris reveal new video for ‘Kaleidoscope’

Rhode Island folk pop band Arc Iris are set to release their second album Moon Saloon on 19th August via Bella Union.  In the meantime they’ve shared the clip for their latest single ‘Kaleidoscope.’  The six-minute song itself is a slice of hypnotic pop that features jangly guitars, textured, heavy percussion and tumbling synths, as well as singer and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams’ ethereal vocals.

The video was directed by Julia Liu and shot at Awarehouse, a community dance centre in Austin.  It’s a surreal clip that’s filled with swirling images projected across the band as they perform.  There are also performances by acrobats and aerial dancers.  Watch below.

Director Liu said of the clip:  “For three days we were on this manic cycle of shoot, perform, sleep, repeat.  Filmmaking is often a process which relies on a singular vision and there’s no time or space for other voices.  This experience was the opposite.  If someone had a cool idea, we would try it.  ‘Kaleidoscope’ represents this weird, sleep deprived, ephemeral conversation between the dancers, projection artist, camera crew, and musicians.  Some of my favourite shots are ones I would not have predicted, which is what excites me about the piece.  That and all the acrobatics.”

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