Watch Woodkid's Latest (and Last) Vid from His Golden Age Series

7.16.2014

By Chase Houle

The French musician, songwriter, director, photographer, and designer continues to surprise with his creative output

If you haven't had a chance to check out Woodkid's latest video from his The Golden Age series, we wanted to make sure you didn't miss it.

Yoann Lemoine, otherwise known as Woodkid, released his fourth and final video to his debut album, The Golden Age, late last week, and it's directed by Woodkid himself. The black-and-white shot video takes you through the various emotions, curiosities, and the not-always-pleasant situations a child goes through growing up.

Be forewarned: While watching the video, you may identify yourself with the child and feel the various emotions that are being portrayed throughout the video.

Lemoine got his inspiration through his own memories of growing up on the countryside of Lyon, France, and with the help of Max Richter, made them come alive once more. As he explains:

"It all started when I bought an original print by my favorite photographer, William Gedney, friend and contemporary of Lee and Maria Friedlander, who shot families in rural America in the '60s. I decided that this piece would pay tribute to the beauty of his work and the way he shoots boys and men in their environment, to the sensuality of his eye, which describes so well what I felt for other boys when I was younger.

"In order to extend the song and create the right mood for this piece, I collaborated with composer Max Richter. He extended and re-recorded his piece ‘Embers’ to adapt it to the pace and tonality of ‘The Golden Age.’ Together, we created this very free ‘hybrid’ edit of the track, which tells so much about the pace of never ending childhood summers.

"In a way, this piece is a final goodbye to four years of work and tour for this album."

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