“Taste” is taken from Braids‘ third album, Deep In The Iris, out now on Arbutus Records.
Earlier this year, Braids, the Montreal-based trio consisting of Raphaelle Standell-Preston, Austin Tufts, and Taylor Smith, released their amazing third album Deep In The Iris, which is their most pop-oriented so far and was shortlisted of the 2015 Polaris Music Prize. Following the video to the opening single “Miniskirt”, another highlight of the record, “Taste”, just got a video treatment. The song was actually inspired by Stephen Chbosky‘s book The Perks of Being a Wallflower and a quote from Don DeLillo’s White Noise.
Directed by Kevan Funk, who was already in charge of “Miniskirt” visuals, and released via Nowness, the gorgeous body-positive video features singer Raphaelle Standell, ballet dancers, and a series of naked persons with very different physical traits. About the concept, director Kevan Funk detailed: