“Mount Liberation Unlimited is formed of sunbeams, sockerbitar, and Swedes,” is what their bio says. (For my fellow Americans, sockerbitar is a Swedish candy made up of glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, gelatin, starch, water, and other flavors. It resembles a cubed marshmallow.) Mount Liberation Unlimited has just released their video for “(Eerie) For Your Love,” the title track off the album they’re releasing this Friday, and I have to say, it is definitely one of a kind.
For starters, the video/song is almost 10 minutes long- 9 minutes and 59 seconds to be exact. The whole track has no lyrics, it’s completely instrumental with a distinct, electric and electronic sound. The video opens with the words “Mount Liberation Unlimited Presents: (Eerie For Your Love),” and then the words fade out and are replaced with “The Search of T.J. Eerie.” The music video basically turns into a mini documentary centered around the search. Shots of people sitting and talking about their admiration for Eerie and the lengths they’ve gone through to find him take over the screen. You can see their lips moving as they talk but the sound from the film is muted so you can only hear the music. There are subtitles at the bottom of the screen, however, so the audience can follow along to the story.
What I personally think is interesting, is that the subtitles and the words that the people in the video are mouthing seem to be different. This could just be due to the fact that I am absolutely awful at reading lips, so they could be in fact matching up, but I could not for the life of me make them match. So if that really is the case, this detail certainly is an interesting one, and makes the video just a little bit more peculiar.
This video was directed by Johannes Palmroos.
(Eerie) For Your Love is out July 15th.