Video: Peter Silberman – New York

Peter Silberman, best known as a member of The Antlers, will release his debut solo album Impermanence on February 24 via ANTI-.

This week, Silberman shared the video for New York, which beautifully utilizes archival historical footage of the city to evoke a sense of loss and time.

Silberman says of the track and its accompanying video:

“New York” is a lament for a relentlessly impermanent place. It’s a song of estrangement from streets that became unrecognizable in no time, and the end of a dissociation from sounds I’d come to ignore.

I’ve strung together this video from collections of footage archived in the public domain, from open-sourced memories of an obsolete city that maybe never was.

Through reorganizing these aimless images, I found a story of flight from crowded cacophony, a quiet struggle against New York’s stubborn gravitational pull, and a memory just beyond reach.”

Impermanence is out February 24 on Anti Records. Pre-order here.