On Friday, I blogged about the charming video for Feist’s single “1, 2, 3, 4.” To my surprise, on Sunday, the singer/songwriter was profiled by Jon Pareles in the New York Times. And, now, Pitchfork has tipped us to a brand-new Feist video from that same May 1 release called The Reminder (a video for the fabulous new song, “My Moon My Man”). But what I hadn’t noticed about those two inventive Feist videos, was they shared the same director: Patrick Daughters. Patrick earned some film cred in the late 1990s with a few terrific short films.
I recall when he was at SXSW many years ago with the beautiful and atmospheric Any Creature. I hadn’t really noticed any new work from Patrick until I caught his name on the Snow Patrol video for “Hands Open.” I was kinda disappointed by that clip, so felt a bit weary about his future as a music video director. Until now. Check out his page on The Directors Bureau site, and you’ll see that he’s created some of the most striking and original music videos of the last few years. Kudos to Patrick on all his success, and especially this newfound relationship with Feist. Great to see music videos that matter again. Go straight to the YouTube clip of “My Moon My Man” right here. It makes me nostalgic for the days of Spike Jonze videos.
BTW, on a related Feist note, if you’re not a fan of her “sound,” it’s still worth checking out last year’s remix album, Open Season. A bevy of her tunes, including the heavenly “Mushaboom,” get some wonderful tinkering by an all-star lineup of guests. Can’t wait for The Reminder.