First Watch: Chris Staples, 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

April 14, 2015 6:09 PM

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Singer-songwriter Chris Staples put out the most beautiful song of 2014, the heart-rending "Dark Side Of The Moon." Now he's back with a fantastically understated video for the track. Conceived and directed by filmmaker Spencer Gentz, the video uses archival footage of the Apollo moon landing, mixed with scenes of Staples decked out in mod '60s clothing, as he sips bourbon and watches the historic journey to space from a lonely hotel room.

While the video is a more literal reading of "Dark Side Of The Moon," the song itself is a teary-eyed love letter from a parent to a child. "I had been reading some interpretations of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon," Staples tells us via email. "One compelling one I read was about people living ...

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