New Release & Video: Of Monsters And Men – Wild Roses

Photo Credit: Meredith Truax

Following the release of their new album Fever Dream, Of Monsters and Men have shared the music video for new single “Wild Roses”.

The Icelandic group have delivered another provocative and powerful cinematic companion to an equally heartfelt song. Teetering between gorgeous and chilling vignettes, frontwoman Nanna Hilmarsdóttir sings while floating atop a pool. As blood fills the water and tears fill her eyes, the water eventually mimics her movements, bringing the visual to life in hypnotic fashion as it pays homage to Scandinavian horror classics with an Of Monsters and Men twist.

Take a watch below…

Regarding the song and video, Nanna commented, “‘Wild Roses’ shows an introverted side to the album and is inspired by what it is like to lean into your sadness. We wanted to capture that feeling in a performance for the music video, while bringing out a bit of uneasiness as well. So, we brought on choreographer Stella Rosenkranz to help create the movements you see. We also knew that we wanted to shoot the video in water with a bit of blood. To achieve this, director Þóra Hilmars immediately came to mind. We had talked about working together for years, and knew she would be perfect for a Scandi horror-inspired music video. The video was shot in a span of 12 hours in a beautiful and eerie swimming pool in Hafnaförður, Iceland, hours before going to the airport and starting our Fever Dream tour. We’re very happy with the outcome and are truly excited to share this with everyone.”

Check out the full list of upcoming tour dates, which includes recently announced dates in Australia and Japan, below…

10/23/2019 – Dublin – Olympia
10/24/2019 – Belfast – Ulster Hall
10/27/2019 – Newcastle – O2 Academy
10/28/2019 – Birmingham – O2 Academy
10/29/2019 – London – Eventim Apollo
10/31/2019 – Glasgow – O2 Academy
11/1/2019 – Manchester – Academy
11/2/2019 – Nottingham – Rock City
11/4/2019 – Paris – Le Trianon
11/5/2019 – Antwerp – De Roma
11/6/2019 – Utrecht – Tivoli
11/9/2019 – Reykjavík – Iceland Airwaves
11/12/2019 – Cologne – Live Music Hall
11/13/2019 – Berlin – Huxley’s Neue Welt
11/15/2019 – Stockholm – Annexet / Stockholm Live
11/16/2019 – Copenhagen – KB Hallen
11/17/2019 – Hamburg – Docks Club
11/19/2019 – Milan – Fabrique
11/20/2019 – Zurich – X-tra
11/21/2019 – Munich – Backstage Werk
11/23/2019 – Barcelona – Razzmatazz
12/2/2019 – Atlanta GA – ALT 105.7 Holiday Spectacular
12/3/2019 – Charlotte NC – 106.5 The End Festivus
12/4/2019 – Norfolk VA – The NorVa
12/5/2019 – Brooklyn NY – Alt 92.3’s Not So Silent Night
12/7/2019 – San Jose CA – ALT 105.3’s Not So Silent Night
12/10/2019 – Seattle WA – Deck the Hall Ball
12/11/2019 – Portland OR – 94.7’s December to Remember
12/28/2019 – Lorne VIC – Falls Festival
12/29/2019 – Bream Creek – Falls Festival
12/30/2019 – Lorne VIC – Falls Festival
12/31/2019 – Marion Bay TAS – Falls Festival
1/1/2020 – Byron Bay NSW – Falls Festival
1/4/2020 – Perth WA – Falls Festival
1/7/2020 – Sydney NSW – Enmore Theatre
1/10/2020 – Melbourne VIC – Festival Hall
1/20/2020 – Tokyo – BLITZ
1/21/2020 – Osaka – BIGCAT

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