Early on in their existence, music videos became narrative short films, and eventually it didn't matter if the song had any direct relation to the unfolding story, or even if the band didn't appear in the video at all. The video became an entity unto itself, a film with its own merit entirely. And sometimes a story is epic enough to warrant a sequel, and rarer still—a trilogy.
That's what directorial team Fleur & Manu did for a triad of M83's most theatrical songs off 2011's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, weaving a tale of telekinetically powerful kids escaping from an asylum and just being kids (with superpowers) in "Midnight City," and battling the authorities in "Reunion."
"Wait," the third installment of this gripping, meticulously-produced series, was brought to life with support from The Creators Project.
Catch M83 on tour:
December 5th — Portland, OR - Rose Garden - 94/7 ‘December To Remember’
December 7th — San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena - 91x ‘Wrex The Halls’
December 8th — San Francisco CA - Oracle Arena - LIVE 105 NSSN Presents Not So Silent Nights
December 9th — Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre - KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas
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