The Antlers Share New Video For “Wheels Roll Home”
The Antlers are releasing the new video for “Wheels Roll Home”, their first new music since the 2014 release of their fifth album Familiars.
Directed by Derrick Belcham and Emily Terndrup, the video was created in collaboration with world-renowned contemporary dancers and former principal members of Batsheva Dance Company, Bobbi-Jene Smith and Or Schraiber.
It follows the two dancers to a farmhouse nestled in the Catskills mountains where we explore multiple, non-linear time slices of their relationship over its rich and dynamic course. As the leaves shift from young and lush greenery into the rich, colorful decay of the late autumn, the growth of the courtship, marriage, start of a family and all of the struggles that come with that journey are collapsed into one many-sided visual which attempts to portray the uncollapsible complexity of relationship through a combination of traditional narrative filmmaking and documentary.
The Antlers’ lead singer and songwriter Peter Silberman says of the song, ““Wheels Roll Home” is a simple song about the hopeful promise of reunion after a long time gone. It’s that feeling of finding home in someone, eager and impatient to build a life together. It’s the experience of waiting out tumultuous times, longing for stability someday.”
Directors Belcham and Terndrup have worked together on a variety of film and dance projects for the better part of the last decade, most notably their three-show commission from The Knockdown Center in 2014-2016 that fused evening-length immersive dance theater with live scoring from some of the time’s most prominent names in independent music, including Blonde Redhead, Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire and Julianna Barwick.
This is the third project Belcham has worked with the Antlers on, having directed their video for Hotel and having created a dance-centered visual album at the Philip Johnson Glass House for Peter Silberman’s solo record in 2018.
Once again The Antlers force the world to stop, to listen intently to each note, to each lyric with such focus, it feels as if this arrangement has been made for your own personal desire. Easily one of the most compelling singers, with emotion enriched in each vocal note and exuding such sincere serenity at all times. The Antlers return with another immersive orchestration hit pause on the world and soak up the harmony.