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Published: 2018/07/17

The Decemberists Share New Music Video for "Once In My Life"

The Decemberists have teamed up with director and photographer Autumn de Wilde to create the music video for “Once In My Life,” a track off their newest LP I’ll Be Your Girl.

The video stars the director’s brother Jacob de Wilde, who stands at 7’2”.

“In my mind, the song is a meditation, a plea to the cosmos that I imagine everyone, at some point or another, has made,” singer/guitarist Colin Meloy said in an official statement. “We asked our old friend and collaborator Autumn de Wilde to pitch an idea and she came to us with a simple but powerful story: a depiction of her brother Jacob, a man who has lived with physical and intellectual differences his entire life, dancing in the streets of Los Angeles. The song, in this light, becomes more than just a ‘celebration of sadness,’ (which I have sometimes called it) but suddenly a longing holler to the universe against one’s perceived otherness.”

Read Relix‘s recent profile of The Decemberists (“Laughing At The Apocolypse”) here.

Watch the video for “Once In My Life” below:

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