I was inspired to put this look together after going on another M83 Youtube binge whilst getting ready. I'm sure there aren't many people left who haven't heard of M83 - their song 'Midnight City' was everywhere last year - but just in case someone out there hasn't yet been converted by their anthemic electro-pop glory, here's a vid to check out. Seriously, watch it. It's mindblowingly beautiful:
When I listen to M83, I'm always transported back to 2008. My little brother's first car. Driving down City Road at night listening to his latest mix CD, talking about his recent musical efforts (before he settled down with his job and lovely Holly, he was a wicked DJ). 'Teen Angst' started playing and the street lamp lights streamed and distorted the night as we sped back to our mothers house in near silence. My brother and I are very different people, but we always manage to come together over a shared adoration of music (and hatred of Gabba). Those were some of the happiest moments I've spent with him.
I finally got to see M83 last summer at Southside festival. My eyes were slightly blurred from cans of German beer and spirits were high. Oli, our new friends and I squeezed through the heaving crowds as the music washed over us. I looked up to the rafters and the kaleidoscopic lights span their vibrant colours around the otherwise darkened tent. That moment, among the thousands of people surrounding us, it felt like anything could happen. The lights twisted, the colours blazed and sped, the crowd roared. A dreamlike scenario. A midnight city.
Also, digi-print galaxy-cruisin' unicorns are SO great. Over and out.
Betti Baudelaire xxx