Music Video Monday: Beach House's "Silver Soul"

Track: Silver Soul
Artist: Beach House
Album: Teen Dream
Year: 2010

Noted not so much for flash, but rather it's stark and simple, yet slightly unnerving presentation, Beach House's "Silver Soul" is this week's featured video. Directed by the band's own Victoria Legrand, it explores a perpetual sense of motion, without purpose or direction. The hula-hoop, in this case, continues to spin with no regard for the world around it. Though dismal, the arena of smoke and people painted silver do indeed exist, regardless of how much they might lack any semblance of excitement.

So is this a statement of hopelessness, or insecurities? Can't really tell, to be honest. Perhaps it's even more existential than that. Or maybe it's just silver girls hula-hooping amidst smoke and creepiness. One can never tell from the outside looking in, and this may go double for "Silver Soul." Still, check it-- one of the ten videos which accompany Teen Dream's physical release tomorrow via Sub Pop-- out below.

[Previously on Animal Noises: Pre-Screening: Beach House's Teen Dream]

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