East Coast minimal wave duo Xeno & Oaklander have shared a new single from their seventh full-length album, Vi/deo, which is set for release on October 22nd release on Dais Records.
Following the melancholic pop gem “Infinite Sadness” and Suspiria-inspired video for “Poison,” “Afar” is another of the album’s standouts – a slinky, glittering track sung in French. The band comment: “Afar is an infectious French Disco song, mixed with minimal synth arrangements and bitter sweet French lyrics.”
For the accompanying video Xeno & Oaklander team up with visual artist Egan Frantz. In his directorial debut, Egan Frantz creates a minimal music video set in an empty theater. Seemingly shot in one take, a camera rotates steadily as Liz Wendelbo appears and disappears in and out of frame, sometimes multiplied.
Listen to “Afar” and watch the video for it below: