Watch/Listen to Nicolas Godin’s Haunting Tribute to Danny Elfman


Watch the video for AIR founder’s new Danny Elfman tribute track “Elfe Man”.

French ambient/electronic/lounge group AIR is a band many film lovers know well. Their sound is steeped in 60s European dream-cinema, lush and sensual. They composed the score for Sophia Coppola’s ethereal debut film THE VIRGIN SUICIDES. They made the music to back ANTICHRIST star Charlotte Gainsbourg’s delirious album 5:55. And so much more…

Now, one half of the band, composer  and AIR founder Nicolas Godin has announced his first album “Contrepoint” will be released in North America via Because Records on April 22 (pre-sale HERE).

Today, Godin released the official video for the album’s first single “Elfe Man”. The song, a haunting lullaby featuring organic and electronic instrumentation, is a tribute to the iconic soundtrack composer Danny Elfman, he of virtually every Tim Burton film and so many incredible genre works.

‘Elfe Man’ is directed by Camille Vivier and Sanghon Kim, a story of a doll that dreams to become a human so she can fall in love.

Nicolas Godin on ‘Elfe Man’:

“I wanted a tune like Snow White lost in the forest, all super-scary. There are many influences here. The Celeste is inspired by Danny Elfman, who writes Tim Burton’s scores. When I was young, I watched John Ford westerns with my dad, with music by Aaron Copeland, which is my favorite period of music. So ‘Elfe Man’ is both Gothic and about a cowboy in Arizona – but then Tim Burton grew up in California, in the middle of a former desert, which unites both worlds! It’s two worlds, light to night.”

So…there you have it!

Watch the video below. It’s pretty and sensual and Gothic. Everything that Burton and Elfman are known for…