Belgian Fog may have started as a one-man project for L.A. native/Seattle resident Robert Dale, but after a bout of the "bedroom producer blues" (as he describes it), he's since reached out to some collaborators -- he now performs with a full-fledged live band, and for the video for the title track of his official debut EP One Night Man, he worked with Swiss producer Das Playground.
Dale explains to KEXP:
He "...contacted me out of the blue, with an endearing FB message in broken English that started out something like "I come from Switzerland… I have an original proposal for you". He said he'd be hitting certain cities in North America and creating a video in each city if I was interested. Afraid this might be some "millionaire-beneficiary" scam, I skyped with him first. Haha. It's funny to think about now but I really wasn't sure at the beginning.
The gorgeously-filmed clip features Dale failing at an assortment of sports, from ping pong to soccer, all done in a deadpan Wes Anderson-esque style. The scenes from the field are inter-spliced with live footage from the garage, with the single itself calling to mind the dreamy Swedish synth-pop of The Radio Dept. or Air France. Watch below.
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