Oklahoma City-based psychedelic folk-rockers Horse Thief debuted the powerful video for their song “Little Dust” today via the A.V. Club.
“Little Dust” is from the band’s debut LP “Fear in Bliss,” which was released back in April via Bella Union Records Worldwide.
The Robot Fondue production features Luis Bordonada of the TV show “The Bridge,” and his emotional performance of a young priest in peril complements Horse Thief frontman Cameron Neal’s haunting lyrics and vocals.
“I had written a short film script called ‘Ordained’ that I had been sitting on and it just felt like the perfect pairing to Cameron’s songwriting. Cameron and I really worked together seamlessly in the creative process and I knew this role could be perfect for Luis,” said Matt Bizer, director and owner of Robot Fondue, in a news release.
Horse Thief, originally founded in Denton, Texas, moved its members moved to Oklahoma City to attend the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO), from which they recently graduated. The band subsequently signed with The Flaming Lips’ management and soon came to the attention of Bella Union. Horse Thief signed last year with Bella Union and released its well-regarded debut EP “Grow Deep, Grow Wild” in April 2013.
Though “Fear In Bliss” was conceived at Horse Thief’s Oklahoma headquarters the band decided to record the album in Los Angeles, outside its comfort zone.
Neal has said that the over-arching theme to “Fear In Bliss” is “finding yourself and what you believe in, and finding the comfort in acknowledging fear. I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression, which comes out a lot on the new album. But when everything gets rough, I think there’s always a way to fix it. The biggest thing for me is to give comfort to people, to shed light on the truth that someone is feeling the same way as them.”