This week’s music video of the week is Of Monsters and Men’s enigmatic new release, Crystals.
The Arni and Kinski directed video was shot in Iceland and sees the band perform the anthemic song amidst a lair-like setting. Led by a dramatically made-up Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, the video stays true to the band’s usual magical and imaginative creative approach.
Talking about their latest video, the band said: “Working with Icelandic directors and an Icelandic crew was a new and enjoyable thing for us. Being able to communicate in Icelandic made this a relaxed experience.”
Crystals has a mellow feel with an upbeat chorus and catchy melodies, ensuring that it will be a firm favourite across the summer festivals this year. The track is the first single to be taken from Of Monsters and Men’s upcoming second album, Beneath the Skin, which will be released on 8th June.
The Icelandic five-piece will play a one-off sold out gig at London’s The Forum on 16th July, returning to the UK for a full headline tour in November.
2015 UK Tour Dates:
16th July – The Forum, London – Sold Out
18th November – Academy, Manchester
19th November – O2 Academy, Birmingham
20th November – O2 Academy, Bristol – Sold Out
23rd November – Barrowland, Glasgow
24th November – O2 Academy Brixton, London
26th November – O2 Academy, Newcastle
27th November – O2 Academy, Sheffield