Shoegaze pioneers The Veldt have released a provocative new video for their song “In a Quiet Room.” The black and white clip, which is directed by filmmaker Toshikazu Kaneiwa, is composed of Japanese actress k.a.n.a. posing in a sparsely decorated room. Notably, k.a.n.a. is naked for the entirety of the video, but the nudity never feels erotic. This is largely due to the elegiac sound of “In a Quiet Room” and the muted tone of the imagery.
“In a Quiet Room” is a single from the band’s new EP The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation. The record, which was released in April of this year, is full of swirling guitars, electronic beats and soulful elan that has become the group’s signature. Although the group has been making this kind of music for more than 20 years now, their work feels strikingly modern. In fact, in a landscape dominated by genre-bending acts like TV on the Radio, The Weeknd and Frank Ocean, the Veldt’s music has never felt timelier.