video premiere: Young Galaxy – Future
Montreal's Young Galaxy follow up their excellent full-length from earlier this year with a video for a tensely eerie new track from their new Snow Leopard EP, featuring unreleased material from the Down Time LP sessions. We are told this is Catherine and Stephen's "final installment of material for the foreseeable future", with themes ranging "desire to change or disappear, love in the face of adversity," and on the hauntingly foreboding and timely "Future", "anxiety about what the future will hold." Director Hotel Sport tells us about conveying that anxiety through a "barrage of disconnected images" with the visuals for "Future":
The video for Future depicts an endless wave of information, a glimpse into the future where everything is hyper-connected and meaningless. The song’s topic of anxiety and time was well suited to a barrage of disconnected images, something both visually seductive and absurd.
Snow Leopard is out this Friday. Pre-order + stream the title track here, and read the group's statement about their hiatus below:
"Young Galaxy has been the singular site of all our creative coordinates since 2006. Generatively, as source, as the conduit for all our content, and as the bloom of each album cycle, it is the flower we have presented to all those who want to listen, see, and appreciate.
YG has had a linear movement until now with Stephen and I as it’s central driving force. And to satisfy our need to change and be challenged, each album bloomed differently than the last with loved and varied people to help present it. But now the two of us see that it is a matter of survival, personally and creatively, that we transform our singular process from its linear movement to multiple processes / branched movements.
Young Galaxy will go on hiatus so that we can go inside, stir it up, and regenerate. There will be many more Ramsay and McCandless blooms but they will have new and varied origins, conduits, and presentations. We both wish to focus on solo work, interdisciplinary collaborations, and ways of presenting content beyond prescribed music industry limitations.
Most of all, we want to thank you, the fans, for your support. To all who have listened, come to our shows and kept in touch, you have truly been the reason we have continued to love doing this and believe in it, through the ups and downs of these past 12 years. Thank you again.
We will have lots to announce in the coming months. We will see you soon.
caterpillar to butterfly"