Sigur Rós have released the second-to-last video in their ongoing “Valtari Mystery Film Experiment”. Another spin on “Varúð”, the Björn Flóki-directed clip focuses on a young child as she treks through what appears to be post-apocalyptic destruction and untouched natural habitats. Flóki extrapolated on the video: “When I listen to “Varúð” I feel this overlap and struggle between sadness and beauty, between darkness and light. An overwhelming feeling of being buried in darkness but being just barely able to escape into the light, if you try hard enough. This is the feeling I’ve tried to bring to the video.”
As previously reported, the band has commissioned a dozen filmmakers to create music videos for the ”Valtari Mystery Film Experiment”. Each filmmaker was given the “same modest budget and asked to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from Valtari. The idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom.” Other videos include Seraph, “Ég anda” 1, “Ég anda” 2, Varúð 1, Varúð 2, “Fjögur píanó”, “Rembihnútur”, “Dauðalogn”, “Ekki múkk”, “Valtari”, in addition to Valtari Film Competition-winning “Fjögur píanó” and the People’s Choice-winning “Dauðalogn”.
The band plans to screen all 17 films on all seven continents, including Antarctica! Better yet, they plan to use some rather unconventional venues, including “hardware stores, hairdresser salons, and beyond.” Click here to see a list of the first confirmed dates and venues. The band invites fans to suggest further ideas for possible venues.
They’ve also announced plans for their largest North American tour to date and a new EP, due out March 22nd.