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Junip are set to release a new "Walking Lightly" EP via iTunes next Monday 16 September, and are celebrating with this beautiful new video for the title track! More info after the jump, but first, feast your eyes and ears:

This beautiful new video for "Walking Lightly" was shot on the 2 September 2013 in the woods of Jonsered outside Gothenburg, Sweden. The video was directed & edited by Fredrik Egerstrand (also director of ”The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González”), and features Junip along with backing from the band members' girlfriends and José's twin nieces. The idea of the band playing in the woods together with the accompaniment of their loved ones came from a wish to keep ideas and implementation simple, to focus on the essential spirit of the band and the song and the feeling of a back-to-nature theme that connects to the song's undertone.



Junip’s videos are always delicious spine-tingling, dark creations that take on a life of their own. Their last video for “Line of Fire” already set the tone for what's to come. With "Your Life Your Call" we present to you the the second, final installment in a two-part series leading up to the release of Junip’s sophomore self-titled release on April 21st. More details after the jump, but first:

Karlsson explains:

"The idea was to make a short film divided into two parts where each part is influenced by a separate song but still maintains to create a whole. The videos tell the story of a tormented old man, stuck in a monotonous, loveless relationship. A situation that perhaps was not his choice, or preference to begin with. The old man is simply like all of us, a person influenced by the ideas and beliefs of others which also, unavoidably, influences his choices in life. This realization is what he eventually tries to break free from. 

The story is partly told on a subconscious level where fragments of memory along with subjective fears and dreams are manifested, and just as relevant as anything else in the "real world" to comprehend the characters, and their actions. It is the experience of life in all It´s dark and comical absurdity."

Mikel Cee Karlsson - Director of Junip´s "Line of Fire" and "Your Life Your Call"



Watch the new video for Junip's "Line of Fire", directed by José González documentarist Mikel Cee Karlsson, here! (More info after the jump):

This video is the first instalment in a 2-part series of videos to promote the release of Junip’s upcoming self-titled album out April 22, 2013, directed by Swedish filmmaker and erstwhile José González documentarist Mikel Cee Karlsson.  He explains "The video(s) tell the story of a tormented old man, stuck in a relationship that perhaps was not his choice, or preference to begin with. We see fragments from childhood, the first awkward kiss, the father watching over him. Making sure he follows the right path. The old man, like all of us, a person programmed by the convictions and beliefs of others. In the case of the old man, the unconscious suddenly manifest itself when a young, jeans wearing character appears in their home, forcing him to question who he really is"

Karlsson was born in 1977 in Varberg, Sweden and graduated from the School of Photography and Film, Gothenburg University in 2005. In addition to his numerous award-winning short films and music videos, he has directed two feature-length documentaries, including ‘The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González’, which premiered in competition at the 2010 edition of Gothenburg International Film Festival. His work can be found at http://atat.se/wordpress/projects/.

Watch the new video for Junip's "Line of Fire", directed by José González documentarist Mikel Cee Karlsson, here! (More info after the jump):

This video is the first instalment in a 2-part series of videos to promote the release of Junip’s upcoming self-titled album out April 22, 2013, directed by Swedish filmmaker and erstwhile José González documentarist Mikel Cee Karlsson.  He explains "The video(s) tell the story of a tormented old man, stuck in a relationship that perhaps was not his choice, or preference to begin with. We see fragments from childhood, the first awkward kiss, the father watching over him. Making sure he follows the right path. The old man, like all of us, a person programmed by the convictions and beliefs of others. In the case of the old man, the unconscious suddenly manifest itself when a young, jeans wearing character appears in their home, forcing him to question who he really is"

Karlsson was born in 1977 in Varberg, Sweden and graduated from the School of Photography and Film, Gothenburg University in 2005. In addition to his numerous award-winning short films and music videos, he has directed two feature-length documentaries, including ‘The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González’, which premiered in competition at the 2010 edition of Gothenburg International Film Festival. His work can be found at http://atat.se/wordpress/projects/.