If you thought Bowie’s recent music video was weird, wait until you see Yeasayer’s new video for new song “I Am Chemistry.” The eclectic psycheldic pop trio are back and keeping it interesting with their fabulously odd new video for “I Am Chemistry.” The song comes from the band’s new album Amen & Goodbye. With a variety of sounds, beats and harmonies, the song manages to remain catchy and inviting despite it’s unworldly (creepy) feel. But what really makes “I Am Chemistry” fabulously strange, is the video companion.
Yeasayer collaborated with renowned sculptor David Altmejd (whose artwork is a major influence on the band), not only to create the gatefold artwork of their new album, but to visually interpret the album. Directed by New Team Ltd, The video for “I Am Chemistry” combines the vision of Yeasayer and Altmejd. What resulted was something (literally) out-of-this-world. From the female cosmonaut giving birth to an alien creature, to Pink Floyd-esque flowers dancing and some weird Broccoli-headed children — the video is one of those frightening dreams that just doesn’t make sense. Oh, and we can’t forget the Yeasayer creatures and their sexy, sacrificial-like choreographed dance.
“I Am Chemistry” is the first track to be revealed from Yeasayer’s forthcoming album, Amen & Goodbye. The album features guest vocals from folk singer Suzzy Roche of The Roches. Amen & Goodbye is the follow up to 2012’s Fragrant World. The album will be released via MUTE on CD, Vinyl, Digital and Limited Edition Vinyl on April 1, 2016, and is available to pre-order now.
Yeasayer will tour in support of Amen & Goodbye. Stay tuned for a tour announcement.
Watch Yeasayer’s new video for “I Am Chemistry.”
YEASAYER AMEN & GOODBYE TRACKLISTING:
1 Daughters Of Cain
2 I Am Chemistry
3 Silly Me
4 Half Asleep
5 Dead Sea Scrolls
6 Prophecy Gun
7 Computer Canticle 1
8 Divine Simulacrum
9 Child Prodigy
10 Gerson’s Whistle
12 Cold Night
13 Amen & Goodbye