Pearl Lion have released the music video for "Big Sky," directed by Dan Huiting (Bon Iver, Senior Producer of "City of Music" on Pitchfork). The video can be seen below.
The music video for Pearl Lion's "Big Sky" is breathtakingly cinematic, boasting entirely original landscape footage from across the Southwest--the Bonneville salt flats and Zion National Park in Utah; Antelope Canyon and Joshua Tree National Park in Arizona; Mohave Desert in California; and abandoned houses along Route 66 in Texas. The result is the perfect marriage between Pearl Lion's synths and driving guitars and the gritty yet mystical visuals.
Pearl Lion is multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jared Scharff, who's probably best known for his work as the long-time guitarist for Saturday Night Live. Pearl Lion is also set to unveil his brainchild later this year--two debut mini-albums, Dark and Light, premiering simultaneously as two halves of a whole. "Big Sky" is from his mini-album Light, which occupies a literally "lighter" soundscape than that of Dark, which is rife with heavy electric guitars, hard-hitting drums and pulsing synths.