Icelandic group Of Monsters and Men is preparing to drop their sophomore album Beneath the Skin on June 9. To share the process of recording the album with fans, the group brought on director David Gallardo to document it. “We have known David since we first started touring back in 2012,” the band tells Billboard, “so we are very comfortable around him and he is able to catch moments with us that otherwise no one would see.”
“This video gives you a little peek into our songwriting process,” lead singer Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir tells Billboard. “For me this was a fun but challenging time. It’s always interesting to see a song transform from this little idea in your head and to then hearing it when it is finished. I can almost hear the journey when I listen back.” In this clip, Nanna gives insights on everything from her writing room snacks (coffee and chocolate) to what they talk about while they’re writing.
The group plans on sharing more portions of the mini-doc as the Beneath the Skin release date approaches — preorder the album here, and check out the video below: