David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks’ video for “Lafaye,” the first single from School of Seven Bells’ third album, Ghostory, pairs lingering shots of singer Alejandra Deheza with lighting effects that mirror the song’s slow shift from a steady, grim electronic beat to an ethereal, soaring chorus.
“The video for ‘Lafaye’ was partially shot in a gorgeous old house in south Dallas,” says Deheza. “It was in between lives, you could say, gutted and being cleared out for the new owners. David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks totally scored on this one. It was all ripped-out walls and exposed wiring – super-spooky and raw. I couldn’t have thought of a better setting for ‘Lafaye”s ghosts.”