To celebrate, the two-piece unveils a flamboyantly far-out video for the album’s title track. This new music video follows the single Everything of Beauty, released last January.
Inspired by 60s art films and the first music videos to come out of that era, Lighter Fluid was directed by Ariel Poupart, who has worked with Les Deuxluxes on their videos for Tobacco Vanilla and My Babe & Me. Enveloped in smoke and standing before a liquid light backdrop, our protagonists submerge us in the colourful world of their new album.
Watch and share the video for Lighter Fluid via YouTube.
Laced with psychedelicism, yet firmly anchored in rock’n’roll, Lighter Fluid was written in the reclusive countryside where Anna Frances Meyer and Étienne Barry isolated themselves from the world. The record is a bold, eccentric collection of 11 analog tracks, recorded live in a 19th century church by their longtime collaborator and producer Francis Duchesne. We set out to capture the rich acoustics of the all-wooden 150 year-old chapel and make use of its glorious natural reverb, explains the band.
On this new album, Les Deuxluxes experiment with musical patterns, repetition and songwriting; included are two songs in French (Vacances Everest, L’insistance) and one in Spanish (Encender). The hypnotizing universe of Lighter Fluid is represented on the album’s cover by using stained-glass lettering over a photograph of the couple, immortalized on 35mm lomochrome film.
In addition to tonight's show in Sherbrooke, Les Deuxluxes will continue their tour across Quebec, including a launch show at the Fairmount Theatre in Montreal on March 26th. This spring the rock ‘n’ roll duo will fly off to Europe for a month-long tour across France, Belgium, Spain and Germany. Visit their website for more information.