Circuit des Yeux, “Fantasize the Scene”

Circuit des Yeux‘s video “Fantasize the Scene” parses through the documentation of loneliness with an equal sense of humor and enigma as two strangers meet and share an instant connection that is both wandering and ephemeral. “Fantasize the Scene” is the first track off the album In Plain Speech, which tackles deeply personal and intimate song writing while showcasing Chicago musicians including Cooper Crain, Whitney Johnson, Kathleen Baird, and more.

“Fantasize the Scene’s” folk-rock vibe combines delicate finger picking with the baritone and heartfelt beauty of Haley Fohr’s voice. Her vocals are highly emotionally strung and immediately mesmerizing as she captures something deeply personal. In the video, Fohr’s fantasies of companionship linger in a flux as one moment she is experiencing the elation of friendship and the next she is destitute in a balloon-filled hotel room. The harrowing “Fantasize the Scene” depicts the aftermath of a connection made: “Once the rain has washed away every footprint you have made, once the wind has blown through every word you spoke.” The experience of listening to Fohr mirrors the sensation of entering a private space and observing a latent honor-code to respect the vulnerability. In pairing experiences of loneliness with humor, director Julia Dratel reflects a jubilant time shared between two friends, contrasted against a time of solitude. Fohr’s emboldened lyrics extol interpersonal connection with the efficacy of humor and the overall power of friendship no matter how short-lived.

In Plain Speech is out now on Thrill Jockey Records.

Circuit des Yeux Tour Dates:

29 Columbus, OH at  Mint Collective
30 Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s

01 Washington, DC at Union Arts
02  New York, NY at Subculture
03  Brooklyn, NY at Trans-Pecos w/ Evan Caminiti
05 Portsmouth, NH at 3S Artspace
07 Montreal, QC at La Sala Rossa w/ Xylouris White
08 Toronto, ON at The Drake Hotel w/ Xylouris White
09 Detroit, MI at UFO Factory
10 Cincinnati, OH at Ice Cream Factory
15 Chicago, IL at Schuba’s w/ Xylouris White

04 Bloomington, IN at The Bishop
05 Lexington, KY at Embrace Church
06 Knoxville, TN at Pilot Light
07 Atlanta, GA at Eyedrum
09 Austin, TX at Salvage Vanguard Theater
10 San Antonio, TX at Paper Tiger
11 Marfa, TX at Hotel El Cosmico
12 Albuquerque, NM at Sister
13 Tucson, AZ at Solar Culture
16 Santa Ana, CA at Observatory (Berserktown Festival)
17 San Francisco, CA at Brick & Mortar
19 Portland, OR at Doug Fir Lounge
20 Vancouver, BC at Cobalt
21 Seattle, WA at Lo-fi Performance Gallery
22 Boise, ID at MING Studios
24 Denver, CO at Rhinoceropolis
25 Omaha, NE at O’Leavers
26 Iowa City, IA at The Mill
27 Minneapolis, MN at 7th Street Entry

11-13 Hudson, NY at Basillica Soundscape