Cage The Elephant have released a haunting and beautiful video today for "Cigarette Daydreams," from their latest album, Melophobia. Acclaimed director Mark Pellington worked closely with Matt Shultz on the project, and together they created a moving portrait of the song's true meaning featuring a very special guest. Mark Pellington is best known for his work with the likes of Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, U2 and acclaimed films, including Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies.
Mark Pellington said:"A murder mystery? A love story? Real life madness? "Cigarette Daydreams" is an ambitious music video/short film inspired by real events and fictional images. It is a fractured, hallucinatory love story hatched by myself and lyricist singer Matt Shultz. A tale of madness and mystery, the dark but melancholy story follows a young woman (Juliette Buchs, the real Ames Shultz) coming to terms with her past and her future.
Perhaps a search for a love by a woman trying to outrun her past? Ambiguity abounds as the film is a psychologically-fragmented story of yearning, memory, and desire. It counterpoints images of innocence and danger and revolves around a tour de force performance by the Parisian trained actress Juliette Buchs."
The video was first tweeted out by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys this morning, and currently can be seen on YouTube, CageTheElephant.com
and on TheBlackKeys.com. Earlier this week, the band released four exclusive teasers to the Instagram accounts of Nylon and NylonGuys, Consequence of Sound, and Pure Volume.
Cage the Elephant have now captured their blistering live show in the form of their upcoming release The Live EP. The 5-track collection was recorded at the band's concert atThe Ogden Theater in Denver, CO on May 17th. It will be released digitally on October 7th 2014 via RCA Records.
The Live EP features live recordings of the bands hit single "Shake Me Down," and tracks from their critically-acclaimed third album Melophobia: "Cigarette Daydreams," "Spiderhead," "Telescope," and the No. 1 alternative hit "Come A Little Closer."
The Live EP:
2. Cigarette Daydreams
4. Come A Little Closer
5. Shake Me Down