Paper Beat Scissors – Formas [Music Video]

Today, Montreal musician Paper Beat Scissors dropped the music video for Formas.
The track is taken from his first Spanish language album La Mitad which comes out on April 30, 2021 via Forward Music Group (Canada) and Seayou Records (Europe).
La Mitad is composed of translations from his 2019 release Parallel Line.
Formas is the Spanish take of Shapes.

About the track:
Formas is about “the knots we tie ourselves in, the messes we get ourselves in, but lay at another’s door, particularly in the realm of relationships” says Paper Beat Scissors’ Tim Crabtree.
Musically the song holds a hypnotic tension created through the ever-repeating electric guitar riff and Crabtree’s floating falsetto.
Washes of pedal steel (Mike Feuerstack – Bell Orchestre) and French horn (Pietro Amato – Patrick Watson, Land of Talk) flit in and out before the steam builds through dislocating counter-rhythms on the piano and a crescendo of drums pushes the song to overflow.
“Yo quiero todo, no quiero nada” (I want it all. I want none) comes the mantra.
But when the cacophony subsides there’s no resolution, no catharsis, the character is stuck where he started. The single is paired with a visually stunning video centred around a concept worked up by director Derek Branscombe over many months.
“I think Derek reflects the spirit of the song really wonderfully on the visual level – all this beauty and tension, all these situations on the verge of collapse, but when the dislocation comes it’s in unexpected ways”.

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