Anteros’ set-up for its first-full length album — When We Land, out March 1 — sent the band to the Moroccan desert to make a trio of videos. The last of the three to be shot, “Fool Moon,” is premiering exclusively below, and frontwoman Laura Hayden says it was the easiest of the three the quartet made during its stay.
“‘Fool Moon’ was my favorite to film — it’s us playing,” Hayden tells Billboard. “I feel like performance videos come naturally enough, just performing the song live.” Hayden still carries two favorite moments from that particular day of shooting: One was spotting some young girls on a hill nearby, watching the session; and the other was ripping the curtain the band was performing in front of. “That was quite good for stress,” Hayden says with a laugh — though she notes that there was indeed a degree of wear and tear from the arduous schedule.
“We shot three music videos in three days,” Hayden recalls. “I don’t think any of us have been so exhausted, because the shoots were so long and the desert was so hot and there was drama — like finding a place that would let us do it and all of that. But the whole thing was really incredible. It was really fun in the end.”
With “Fool Moon” and the previous singles “Ordinary Girl” and “Call Your Mother” already out, Hayden and her bandmates are looking forward to When We Land’s release. Produced by Mercury Prize winner Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Bloc Party etc.) and recorded in the Somerset, England, countryside, it follows a series of EPs and singles and lets the band make a broader statement than it has previously.
“It feels great,” Hayden says. “We’ve been working solidly for a long time on defining what we want to be as a band, or where we want to go as a band. Charlie Andrew comes from quite a live background, so we recorded a lot of the elements live, which I feel is quite a cool thing to be doing in this day and age with so much multi-tracking. So it felt really natural and organic, and we felt like we were lucky to have a chance to do that.”