Jean-Michel Jarre & M83 – Glory (Official Music Video)
Electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre has re-entered the contemporary fray with his latest single “Glory.” The 66-year-old musician is regarded as a pioneering figure in the field thanks to his early use of synthesizers and his forward-thinking live show, and his newest work finds him exploring exciting territory.
“Glory” is a collaboration alongside fellow French musician Anthony Gonzalez of M83. Jarre constructed a haunting soundtrack around Anthony’s voice, to which French-Italian director Lisa Paclet has now created a visual narrative. Paclet’s intention was “to make a film which glorifies human action, any action, even if completely meaningless.” She uses the concept of sports and the absurdity of pursuing an unattainable goal to frame the idea.
In case you missed it, Jean-Michel Jarre also recently collaborated with Gesaffelstein on a dark, cinematic piece called “Conquistador.”