November 24, 2010

Scott Coffey: Wolf Parade's "Yulia"

Wolf Parade released an album a few months ago through Sub Pop Records titled Expo 86--this is one of their songs from that album. I'm not sure if it's a common theme for Scott Coffey to have introductions in Slavic, but it isn't the first music vid he directed with the Russian language (Handsome Furs’ “I’m Confused” and then this). He did mention being inspired by Russian cinema and Communist propaganda posters so this might explain the aforementioned.

Anyhoo, in an interview regarding the video, he said this:
"During the Cold War at the beginning of the Space Age, the Soviet Union was rumored to have two space programs – one a public program, the other a secret ‘black’ one, in which dangerous and sometimes downright suicidal missions were attempted. Cosmonauts would be shot into orbit without the means or resources to get them home, stranded in an expanding orbit around earth, slowly pulling away, frozen in space for eternity..."

Thus creating an ambitious (love)story for the song/video. The lyrics are more than appropriate for the atmosphere he created. Thumbs up.

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