Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, M. Ward, and Jim James may be busy attending to their other projects this spring/summer (Bright Eyes, She and Him, and My Morning Jacket, respectively), but the Monsters of Folk aren’t done spreading the word about their eponymous debut LP just yet. In addition to a contest-winning music video to their soulful single, “Dear God,” the trio have uploaded a new semi-animated video by Lauri Faggioni, who has directed similarly styled work for the likes of Devendra Banhart, Iron & Wine, and Bright Eyes in the past.
This video opens up with a satellite view from outer space before it zooms in, kaleidoscope-style, on a man stretched out on a slab of sun-soaked asphalt. Eventually, our satellite view goes microscopic, revealing that deep within our very own human cells lies another celestial universe, and we’re back where we started. Get it? It’s, um, spiritual, agnostic, and empirical all at once or something.
Watch “Dear God” while pondering the afterlife and eternity here or below: