Have you ever wondered what would happen if Bon Iver and Depeche Mode procreated, and the offspring lived in the Shire? Well, wonder no more. Active Child’s new video for “Johnny Belinda” creates a mystical, sparse paradise complete with time-lapse cloud shots, lush nature scenes and Active Child’s Pat Grossi brooding in a hooded robe. This fantastical piece is set to ominous synth sounds, an echoing harp and Grossi’s heartbreaking falsetto. “Johnny Belinda” is the latest release from last year’s You Are All I See, Active Child’s first full-length album. In addition to a jangling collaboration with lo-fi R&B act How To Dress Well, the album includes more of Grossi’s unreasonably smooth vocals and infectious beats that will make you want to frolic in the woods like a hobbit. You Are All I See is out now on Vagrant Records. Listen to the White Arrows remix of “Johnny Belinda” below.
STREAM: Active Child – “Johnny Belinda (White Arrows Remix)”