First Aid Kit’s official video for “Fireworks,” the most recent single from their forthcoming album Ruins, is shot through with a sense of longing: for romance, for the past—for “Fireworks.”
Directed by Mats Udd, the video takes sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg back in time, as they attend a high school prom circa the 1980s. In this era of “I want to believe” posters and impossibly feathered hair, the Söderbergs have a typical teenage experience … that is, until the dance ends unexpectedly, with what may or may not be a mass alien abduction.
“We’re thrilled to release the video for ‘Fireworks,’” First Aid Kit said in a statement. “We’ve always loved the idea of American high school proms, but never got to experience one in real life. It was incredible to get to recreate one in our hometown of Stockholm with director Mats Udd.”
Describing the video’s retro style, the band added, “Aesthetically it’s such a different look from our previous video—it was fun to go full ‘80s mode. We got to dress up our friends and our mom in full on retro looks. We had a blast shooting this video and found out ‘Fireworks’ is a great song to slow dance to.”
Just this week, it was announced that First Aid Kit will play both weekends of Coachella on Saturday, April 14 and 21. The band recently gave us a wonderful holiday gift by covering Lorde and a classic Christmas song. Previous Ruins singles include “It’s a Shame” and “Postcard.”
is out on Jan. 19 via Columbia Records. Watch the “Fireworks” video below, plus a 2012 First Aid Kit performance from the Paste Cloud, and find First Aid Kit’s tour slate here.