VIDEO: Midlake: We Gathered in Spring

[2 October 2006]

By PopMatters Staff

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Midlake: The Videos of Van Occupanther Pt. 2

Midlake—“We Gathered in Spring”

Artist Commentary:
The great guys at Make And Do Creative and Nora Sound delivered a very cool video to us for “We Gathered In Spring.” The animation style of Monte Python’s Flying Circus somehow works perfectly with the somber tone of the song. The contrast between the day time and night time shots through the city, overlooking the lone tree on the hill, looks incredible. This song was one of the first songs to be recorded for the album, and really helped set the tone for the rest of the record. The feelings of isolation, timelessness, and sadness are all evident in this video. We have never performed this song with an accompanying video, so I am looking forward to the next tour, where others will get to see what these guys have come up with.—McKenzie Smith

Credits:
Creative Directors: David Motter and Jeremy Eartell
Animation: Gary Hornstein

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