M83 has been with you every day throughout this past year.
Whether it was their explosive live show that left you breathless or coloring your world with lush layers of sound filtering out of your headphones and car speakers – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming was the record that you lived.
Anthony wanted this album “to be different from track to track,” in order to “take the listener on a journey” and he succeeded.
Directors Fleur and Manu – who also directed the first two videos in this trilogy, “Midnight City” and “Reunion”, commented on the new video: “Wait” is the final episode of the trilogy, the end point of this great visual collaboration that has been ongoing with M83 throughout 2012. We felt it was important to re-connect with a meaningful subject that would have an echo in today’s world. The promise of a new cycle, seen through the kid’s eyes.”
Fleur and Manu’s vision for “Wait” was brought to life with the support of The Creators Project a partnership between Intel and VICE. Breathtaking in scope, it encompasses the beauty of this album and nurtures the goals Anthony set out to achieve.
“I love composing music and making music with pictures in my head, it’s really what’s driving me. Cinema is the biggest influence for me – even bigger than music itself, so this album is built as a soundtrack, as an imaginary film. This is what we tried to convey with this trilogy. When I first talked with Fleur and Manu about this video project it was pretty obvious we wanted the same results. I think they were the perfect directors to achieve this…”
Launched in 2010, The Creators Project is an ongoing global initiative by VICE and Intel dedicated to supporting artists in realizing their creative visions through technology. The project includes an online community and video channel, TheCreatorsProject.com, as well as an official YouTube Channel,youtube.com/thecreatorsproject, a content creation studio, and a global event series.
“To see what my music can do to people and what happened on this album is truly incredible and unexpected…I’m really happy.”
M83 is Los Angeles based French artist Anthony Gonzalez.