Of all Fleet Foxes‘ collective works to date, none have impressed me as much and as thoroughly as “The Shrine / An Argument”. Off their latest LP, Helplessness Blues, the song is a medley of sorts, an elongated story with various movements. It’s downright exciting to see the song played out in an eight-minute video, created by front-man Robin Pecknold’s brother Sean. The song is epic in the truest of senses.
Long and elaborate, the story put to video follows a harrowing, haunting tale both other-worldly and vivid. It is one that is an absolute must-see, just as the song is a must-hear: From the jaunting, playful opening notes to the hefty midsection, to the erratic near free-jazz styling of the latter moments.
Check out the video below and let me know what you think.