Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘W.O.W.,’ Architecture in Helsinki

Published October 27, 2011

 

Indie-pop collective Architecture in Helsinki are returning to the States on November 2 to embark on the final U.S. tour for Moment Bends. Watch our exclusive premiere of the new video for “W.O.W.,” a three-minute, understatedly whimsical spiritual journey from your neighborhood Australian hippies. Sad and sweet, like the best of Belle and Sebastian, “W.O.W.” can’t stop us from feeling terrible for the ennui-filled man, lead singer Cameron Bird, whose search for truth has him seeking answers from potted plants and blank billboards. “Now, it’s happening in the past / through the glass in a distant way, I caught a miracle yesterday,” sings Keillie Sutherland, as Bird finally finds peace chatting with a dolphin in the sea.

“In a nutshell, ‘W.O.W.’ acts as the soundtrack to a film about one man’s quest to find answers and, in turn, his place in the natural universe,” says the band. “Somewhere along the line we convinced Cameron to make his acting debut, which included him swimming fully clothed in freezing water for a whole day.” And Cameron didn’t share the water with just any dolphin. We’re talking the legendary animatronic Flipper of the ’90s—who swam with a teenaged Jessica Alba, no less. Mille grazie to AIH, their Australian friends, and the music video’s directors, Krozm (a.k.a. Chris Hill and Lachlan Dickie) for hooking up this awesome moment in animatronic-dolphin history. 

MOMENT BENDS IS OUT NOW. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI’S UPCOMING US TOUR, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE.