There is little arguing that Montreal’s Wolf Parade have crescendoed to the upper-echelons of the indie-rock game. After all, the four-piece have mastered the art of getting you to your feet, while simultaneously tugging at your heart strings. For a sense of Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug song-writing talents, look no further than the tale of “Yulia”.
Coming from their newest release Expo 86, which dropped back in June, “Yulia” is the tragic story of a cosmonaut’s mission gone wrong, witnessed by the space traveler’s wife/girlfriend (Yulia) back home in Prostronaya. Already saturated with emotion, especially the closing refrain by Boeckner, director Scott Coffey recently created a video that captures the pain felt by Yulia and her lost cosmonaut.
According to Coffey, who is best known for his acting roles in Mulholland Drive and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, ” I wanted to create a kind of formal and slightly nostalgic vibe. At the same time, I wanted it to feel untethered to an exact era not specifically in the past.” Shot between Portland, Oregon, and Romania, the video’s dark imagery is offset wonderfully by tender memories of the couple’s past. Without further ado, check out the video available at Bravely Done. And I recommend having a few pieces of Kleenex handy, especially if you’re one of the many with a lost love.