The music video as a mixed media collage piece is a rarely seen wonder, but it’s essentially par for the course for Wild Belle. The rising brother-sister duo are offbeat to the core, delivering a sonic palette that combines reggae-style beats, live saxophone accompaniment, and a pristine pop gloss with dark wave sensibilities. Their latest single and accompanying video for “Have You Both” sums up their practice well, and it should also serve as one of the weirder things you can partake in this Valentine’s Day. Have a look below:
Speaking on the track, Wild Belle’s Natalie Bergman (who also directed the video) says “It’s a song about mistaken identity, internet romance, and wanting to have it all. For the video, I wanted to capture the spirit of the album, which is very hand-made. I spent a week locked in my apartment cutting up eyes, lips, hands and legs and animating a three-way dance party. I made this video in an app on my iPhone, but it’s also weirdly completely analog.”
“We live in a world with so many options and we’re constantly bombarded by images and information. How am I supposed to choose? To quote one of my heroes, Prince: ‘Don’t be fooled by the internet. It’s cool to get on the computer, but don’t let the computer get on you. It’s cool to use the computer, but don’t let the computer use you.’ Dance is one of the most profound and real forms of human connection and I’m always happy when my music makes people dance, even if it’s disembodied legs, lips, and eyes on paper.”
Wild Belle’s album Everybody One of a Kind is out on March 22. Head here to find out where you can catch them on tour. In the meantime, revisit their dazzling visual for “Mockingbird” below.