This highly creative and dreamy video directed by Balthazar Auxietre and Sylvain Derosne was the winner of the Genero TV video contest. The interpretation full of whimsical imagery won them a cash prize and heaps of praise. Check out Genero TV as they have tons of similar such contests but you better show your A game because the entries for any given contest is really bringing out the creative creme of the crop.
(following is a press release)
“STEVE McQUEEN” SINGLE & REMIXES OUT NOVEMBER 27th
M83 are pleased to announce the release of their next single, “Steve McQueen”,on November 27th. Celebrating this exhilarating track the band decided to draw from their biggest inspiration and support system-the fans themselves. Partnering with Genero.tv Anthony Gonzalez selected French Director Balthazar Auxietre and Animator Sylvain Derosne’s (who has also collaborated with Spike Jonze) unique vision of a world honoring the “power of childhood, an eagerness for life, and the kind of paradoxical energy you have when you grow up.”
Auxietre describes M83’s overall body of work as “…a sound of his own, made with a kind of “epic fragility”, something very visual, very atmospheric, which can bring powerful images and energy as a filmmaker.”
This third single from the critically acclaimed Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, continues the legacy of M83’s dazzling cosmic-pop, with exploding guitar riffs and driving drum beats, the listener is sure to be carried away. The single will be released with diverse and epic remixes from Alluxe, BeatauCue, MAPS and SALM.
Stream MAPS remix here!
“Steve McQueen” Tracklisting
1. Steve McQueen (Album version)
2. Steve McQueen (Maps remix)
3. Steve McQueen (SALM remix)
4. Steve McQueen (BeatauCue remix)
5. Steve McQueen (Alluxe remix)
Be sure to mark your calendars for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day. On November 23rd the band will release an exclusive, limited edition “Reunion” 12” featuring remixes by Mylo, Sei A, Naked and Famous and Polly Scattergood.
“Reunion” 12” Record Store Day Tracklisting:
1. Mylo Remix
2. Sei A Remix
1. Naked and Famous Remix
2. Polly Scattergood Remix
November 1st - Pitchfork Paris Music Festival – Paris, France
December 4th - 107.7 ‘The End’s Deck the Hall Ball 2012’at Key Arena – Seattle, WA
December 5th – 94/7 ‘December To Remember’ presents M83 at the Rose Garden - Portland, OR
with Tegan and Sara and The Killers
December 7th – 91x ‘Wrex The Halls’ at Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, NIN, The Mars Volta, Goldfrapp), mixed by Tony Hoffer (Air, The Kooks), and including contributions from Brad Laner (from 90’s band Medicine), Saturdays=Youth vocalist Morgan Kibby,and guest vocalist Zola Jesus, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is a double-album journey that takes us to the horizon and introduces us to new landscapes. About awakening, craving, and conquering, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming pushes into new vocal territory for M83. Here we see Gonzalez test out different ways of singing, ranging from a spectral breathy whisper to a howling scream.
“I think it is a reflection of my 30 years of being a human being. It’s a compilation of all my previous music together. It’s a retrospective of myself”, says Gonzalez.
M83 is Los Angeles based French artist Anthony Gonzalez.