The First Fires

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Following it’s release at the beginning of the month, the intense and dreamily melancholic mix of downbeat melodies and two step rhythms that make up ‘The North Borders’ album from Bonobo have been met with a mostly positive critical reception. The second single ‘First Fires’ is due out on May 20th and a video for the album opener, which features vocals from folk underdog Grey Reverend, is now accompanied by a beautiful looking video courtesy of Los Angeles based director Alex Takacs, who under his Young Replicant moniker has previously directed visual pieces for The XX, Baths, and Purity Ring. The film’s layered narrative tells the story of the end of an old relationship through a series of fractured memories, and perfectly compliments the song’s broken up, bluesy vocals and soulful, electronic blues.

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