Nils Frahm, “Says”

Nils Frahm (Photo: Tatjana Rueegsegger)

Photo by Tatjana Rueegsegger

As Nils Frahm gets set for his first proper North American tour behind Spaces, the rising composer has shared an inkblot-y video for one of the album’s standout tracks: the mesmerizing, synth-laced “Says.” Here’s what co-director Romain Assénat had to say about it:

“Listening to ‘Says’, we wanted to create a visual space fitting with the repeating form and the kind of echo present in this piece. We had the visual idea during a show of Nils in Germany, two days after, we’ve created a device for capturing this idea: a video-feedback with ink on glass captured in one take, in a very analogue way and without any post-production.”

Nils Frahm tour dates:
3/15 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater *
3/16 San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
3/18 Seattle, WA – The Triple Door *
3/19 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
3/20 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl *
3/21 Chicago, IL – Constellation *
3/23 Montreal, CA – L’Astral *
3/25 Boston, MA – David Friend Recital Hall *
3/26 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands *
3/27 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church *
3/28 Bethesda, MD – The Mansion at Strathmore *

* with Douglas Dare