Matteah Biam has collaborated with the likes of Perfume Genius, Antony Hegarty and Devendra Banhart. If you haven’t heard of her, her latest album “Falling Theater” is well worth an iTunes purchase. And you can get a preview via the inspired new video for one of its best tracks, “Peach Tree,” which just so happens to be directed by “Tarnation” filmmaker Jonathan Caouette. Said Caouette about the collaboration with Biam:
Matteah’s solo work never fails to move me emotionally. It’s unpredictable and unfailingly moving in all the greatest ways that good music can/should be. I reached into my archive of footage recently and dipped into some outtakes from an experimental film I had been working on a while ago, and repurposed it to marry aspects of it into Matteah’s beautiful, astral song, “Peach Tree.” I am not certain what the actual backstory of the song is, lyrically, but I immediately was able to personalize with the music and lyrics. I used some footage of my dear mom, who has suffered from a severe mental illness most of her life.
Watch the video below: