Simian Mobile Disco are set to release their fifth album Murmurations May 11 via Wichita Recordings. James Ford and Jas Shaw present us the imposing “Caught in a Wave” the lead single of their upcoming album. As the director and choreographer Kiani Del Valle of the splendid video states:
“For ‘Caught In A Wave’ I wanted to explore the idea of chaos. I’ve been fascinated by mosh pits and have always been deeply moved by all the codes in its culture and the science of adrenaline and endorphin release. From pogo to slam dance and hardcore dancing, what mainly excites my eye is the physical impact and the sense of trust and commitment between strangers.”
“Juxtaposing a mosh pit with a choreographed contemporary dance routine, I wanted to create an atmosphere for these two things to not only meet but also to elevate each other. The glue between the two also being the underlying friendship/love story where both characters are continually in the midst of a turning point.”
Get into the rhythm!