Circuit des Yeux has released new song and video, ‘The Manatee (A Story of This World Pt. III)’, via Matador Records / Remote Control Records. Recorded during the sessions for last year’s masterful and multi-layered full-length -io, ‘The Manatee’ is a shift in mood – serene astral folk sewn up with whirring aquatic interludes.
Circuit des Yeux’s Haley Fohr says: “At 4:30 A.M. on February 4th, 2020 a manatee popped out of the sea and stared directly at me. It was a charged 10 seconds. The experience stuck with me so much that I wrote a song about it. The music video (directed by Rudy Rubio) is a depiction of my own kind of manatee. I play a wet sea creature trying to make it work in a dry-land society. It is inspired by the scientific understanding that the manatee crawled into the ocean 50,000,000 years ago. The manatee is my reminder that intuition and two legs might be all a person needs to find a more hospitable world – perhaps an undiscovered place to call home.”