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Kate Mara and other bright, shiny things courtesy of Broken Bells

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Broken Bells release their second studio album ‘After The Disco’, on February 3rd, 2014. In support of the new release, they have collaborated with The Creators Project and POPfilms to produce a short two-part film, starring Anton Yelchin and Kate Mara. Directed by Jacob Gentry, the film focuses on the meeting and subsequent relationship between the ‘Angel and The Fool’, all set against the backdrop of a futuristic world where dreams and synths weave to create an ethereal and eerie setlist for, what appears to be, the school disco from hell.

Broken Bells is James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton. You may recognise Kate Mara from Brokeback Mountain, she played the equally beautiful Heath Ledger’s daughter, Alma Jr. In this story she plays an elfin-like otherworldly creature, who is awoken by a rather handsome yet shifty character (Yelchin) only to discover that she has no recollection of where she is or how she got there; haven’t we all been a victim of the same fate on holiday after five mango daiquiris and an ill-advised offer to be the human pinata? No? Yep, me neither…



The music clips featured in each film are all taken from ‘After The Disco’, giving an insight in to the kind of shiny dance vibes and chilled out euphoric states that we might expect to experience from future live performances. Actors talk about ‘light and shade’, which is defined as: different parts of the character of a person or the quality of a thing. I think the reason why I love dream-pop so much is its ability to produce something so bright, shimmering and piercing yet which, when opened up,  is filled with the suggestion of sadness and of something much darker. I like this facet of the human character too – that if you allow yourself to be drawn in by something or someone, there is always that moment when you’re afraid that you won’t be able to find your way back, but you do it anyway because you want to believe that the bright, shiny thing is as real and as true as it appears to be. I also have recurrent dreams about falling…maybe they’re related! /

shelleyhanveywriter 🙂


Written by shelleyhanveywriter

January 16, 2014 at 5:06 pm

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