As their new album FEVER DREAM nears 50 million streams in a few month’ time and earns acclaim from Billboard, Huffington Post, Q (four stars), and more, Of Monsters and Men maintain their exceptional momentum and share the music video for “Wild Roses.”
Watch it HERE.
Get FEVER DREAM HERE via Republic Records.
Once again, the multiplatinum Icelandic phenomenon deliver a provocative and powerful cinematic companion to an equally heartfelt song. Teetering between gorgeous and chilling vignettes, frontwoman Nanna Hilmarsdóttir sings while floating atop a pool.
As blood fills the water and tears fill her eyes, the water eventually mimics her movements, bringing the visual to life in hypnotic fashion as it pays homage to Scandinavian horror classics with an Of Monsters and Men twist.
Regarding the song and video, Nanna commented, “‘Wild Roses’ shows an introverted side to the album and is inspired by what it is like to lean into your sadness. We wanted to capture that feeling in a performance for the music video, while bringing out a bit of uneasiness as well. So, we brought on choreographer Stella Rosenkranz to help create the movements you see. We also knew that we wanted to shoot the video in water with a bit of blood. To achieve this, director Þóra Hilmars immediately came to mind. We had talked about working together for years, and knew she would be perfect for a Scandi horror-inspired music video. The video was shot in a span of 12 hours in a beautiful and eerie swimming pool in Hafnaförður, Iceland, hours before going to the airport and starting our Fever Dream tour. We’re very happy with the outcome and are truly excited to share this with everyone.”
After clinching #1 at AAA Radio and Top 5 At Alternative, the group recently performed their number one anthem “Alligator” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as their current single “Wars” that continues to climb as a greatest gainer at both AAA and Alternative radio.
Following its debut at #1 on the Rock Albums Chart, FEVER DREAM also continues to enchant fans live as the band just wrapped up the North American leg of The FEVER DREAM Tour and continue onto its UK/Europe run with a sold-out Show in Dublin on October 23rd.
Check out the full itinerary, which includes recently announced dates in Australia and Japan below, and purchase tickets at http://www.ofmonstersandmen.com.
The FEVER DREAM Tour
10/23/2019 Dublin, Ireland Olympia – SOLD OUT
10/24/2019 Belfast UK Ulster Hall
10/27/2019 Newcastle UK O2 Academy
10/28/2019 Birmingham UK O2 Academy
10/29/2019 London UK Eventim Apollo
10/31/2019 Glasgow UK O2 Academy
11/1/2019 Manchester UK Academy – SOLD OUT
11/2/2019 Nottingham UK Rock City – SOLD OUT
11/4/2019 Paris France Le Trianon – SOLD OUT
11/5/2019 Antwerp Belgium De Roma
11/6/2019 Utrecht Netherlands Tivoli – SOLD OUT
11/9/2019 Reykjavík Iceland Iceland Airwaves
11/12/2019 Cologne Germany Live Music Hall
11/13/2019 Berlin Germany Huxley’s Neue Welt – SOLD OUT
11/15/2019 Stockholm Sweden Annexet / Stockholm Live
11/16/2019 Copenhagen Denmark KB Hallen
11/17/2019 Hamburg Germany Docks Club – SOLD OUT
11/19/2019 Milan Italy Fabrique
11/20/2019 Zurich Switzerland X-tra
11/21/2019 Munich Germany Backstage Werk – SOLD OUT
11/23/2019 Barcelona Spain Razzmatazz – SOLD OUT
12/2/2019 Atlanta GA ALT 105.7 Holiday Spectacular
12/3/2019 Charlotte NC 106.5 The End Festivus
12/4/2019 Norfolk VA The NorVa
12/5/2019 Brooklyn NY Alt 92.3’s Not So Silent Night
12/7/2019 San Jose CA ALT 105.3’s Not So Silent Night
12/10/2019 Seattle WA Deck the Hall Ball
12/11/2019 Portland OR 94.7’s December to Remember
12/28/2019 Lorne Australia Falls Festival
12/29/2019 Bream Creek Australia Falls Festival
12/30/2019 Lorne VIC Falls Festival
12/31/2019 Marion Bay TAS Falls Festival
1/1/2020 Byron Bay NSW Falls Festival
1/4/2020 Perth WA Falls Festival
1/7/2020 Sydney NSW Enmore Theatre
1/10/2020 Melbourne VIC Festival Hall
1/20/2020 Tokyo Japan BLITZ
1/21/2020 Osaka Japan BIGCAT
MONSTERS AND MEN went
from the talk of Iceland to the top of the global conversation on their 2011
debut, My Head Is
An Animal. Not only did the record go platinum, but it also
produced an international smash in the form of “Little Talks.” The breakthrough
single earned a quintuple-platinum certification from the RIAA, made history
as “the first song
by an Icelandic band to cross 1 billion streams on Spotify,” and landed
the band a performance on Saturday
Night Live. The
group appeared on official soundtracks for franchises such as The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead,
and Beat Bugs, to name a few.
In addition to performing at festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Firefly, and beyond,
they supported Florence
+ the Machine on a high-profile arena tour. In the midst
of this rapid rise, 2015’s Beneath
The Skin bowed in the Top 3 of the Billboard Top 200 and
the band starred in an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones in the same year.