Pixies have unveiled the video for their track ‘Greens And Blues’ – watch it above.
The video was written and directed by Josh Frank, who authored the book Fool The World, the Oral History of the Band Called Pixies. Mel Rodriguez (Panic Room, Little Miss Sunshine, The New Normal) stars as “the last remaining man on a lonely planet, left behind to wander the desolate landscape marking his time and documenting the history of a once great civilization on its corroding walls and on his decaying mind, waiting for “them” to return”, according to a statement.
Frank said: “I chose ‘Greens And Blues’ specifically because it touched me and spoke to me, from the moment I first heard it. It had that power and emotion I remember from when I heard ‘Bossanova’ for the first time in high school, that immediate connection, that very personal moment with a band you love where the song feels like it is speaking just to you. ‘Greens And Blues’ also feels important, iconic, and timeless like all great Pixies songs.”
Pixies frontman Black Francis said, “We had done ‘Gigantic’ as the closer of our live set for many years at our reunion shows and it worked really well. But I could see that we were going to grow weary of that and I felt we needed a ‘better’ ‘Gigantic’. ‘Greens And Blues’ was my attempt to come up with another song that would – musically, emotionally and physiologically – sit in the same place that ‘Gigantic’ has. Not as a replacement, but as a song that could fill the emotional niche that ‘Gigantic’ occupied.”
Pixies – which currently consist of Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering, and touring bassist Paz Lenchantin have just finished up the North American leg of their 2013-2014 world tour. The band heads to South America before a string of festival dates this summer, including a headline slot at Manchester’s Summer In The City.