- 10 Jul 20
Directed by Haile Marie and Leonardo Rossi, the video combines tour footage with esoteric costumes and holy sites.
Psych-folk band Tau & The Drones of Praise have released a music video for their single ‘Seanóirí Naofa.’
The video mixes the everyday with the surreal: One moment, the band is playing a concert in France, and the next, they’re dancing through Irish sacred sites with animal skulls on their heads.
Directors Haile Marie and Leonardo Rossi collaborated with video editor Kyle McFerguson to create the trippy video, which the band called a “collage weaved together of past, present and future” in a press release.
This blurring of time mirrors the themes of the track itself: ‘Seanóirí Naofa’ is Gaelic for ‘sacred ancestors,’ a possible allusion to the Irish traditional sounds from which the band takes inspiration.
Tau & The Drones of Praise say that “this work is a celebration of all who have gone before us shining a light for us as we move forward on our paths.”
‘Seanóirí Naofa’ comes from the band’s June 22 EP of the same title. In an interview with Hot Press, frontman Seán Mulrooney said the EP explores his experience reconnecting with his Irish roots after living in Berlin.
“Our guitarist Rory Mac Néill Aodha is deeply into Irish music,” he said, “but I’m only getting back into it. I’m learning to play the fiddle.
“Trad and our all old customs are new to me – but I feel an ancient recognition of them,“ said Mulrooney.
Check out the music video for Seanóirí Naofa on Youtube below.