IFC premiered the new epically long video for the track “Sleep Forever” this morning. The video is actually two tracks from the upcoming album In The Mountain, In the Cloud. The first half of the video is the track “Sleep Forever” while the second half of the video takes a drastic turn during “Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)”.
During an interview with IFC, Gourley explains the concept of the video and how it wasn’t a far stretch for them to conceive of.
The dogsled thing was an easy setup for the video. My parents are dogsled mushers. My dad ran the Iditarod five or six times. He was one of the judges on the Iditarod. Mom and Dad ran together and also did the Yukon Quest. I was raised around these dogs and dog mushing. That was the easy part. Somewhere in talking about this, we wanted to have this crazy trapper involved in the video, because Alaska really is that place. I remember riding my bike or four-wheeler or walking out into the woods, and you’ll find these undeveloped subdivisions with a house built out of palettes and green house material, randomly in a lot. You don’t know if they own the lot or if they’re just there. There are a lot of places like that of people just out in the woods. It’s one of my favorite parts of Alaska, and also one of the most terrifying when you’re a little kid–walking through the woods and stumbling upon it. We wanted to write that story and not actually have this hunter come after me but obviously fall and shoot myself.