Foxy Calgary-born Rae Spoon’s new single “Ocean Blue
” ambles through the decadent canals of Venice in the spirit of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice
“Ocean Blue,” Spoon’s first single from their new album, I Can’t Keep All of Our Secrets
, is a slight departure from their previously folk-indie sound.
The music video is described as a “visual pastiche” of Mann’s 1912 novella, about a man driven to obsession by the beauty of a young teen while vacationing. Spoon, as the Aschenbach character, is a dapper, heavily made-up person making their way through the city toward their fatalistic end.