“I Feel Emotion” Operators

Montreal band Operators, have released a new video for “I Feel Emotion,” the track is of the trio’s forthcoming release Radiant Dawn, out May 17th via Last Gang. The full-length was written and recorded throughout 2018 and early 2019 in Montreal and Vancouver Island. Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury played bass on the album’s closing track, “Low Life.” The album was co-produced by Wolf Parade’s Arlen Thompson along with Montreal engineer Napster Vertigo. The band is comprised of Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), Devojka, and Sam Brown (Divine Fits, New Bomb Turks), teamed up with directors, Caleb Bardgett and Johnny Dunn, for the song’s video.

Devojka on “I Feel Emotion”

“I Feel Emotion is a song for anyone who feels like they don’t know how to be alive in the world today. The video we made for I Feel Emotion is compound nostalgia. It was inspired by a video installation I saw at an exhibition at MOMA called Toward A Concrete Utopia, Architecture in Yugoslavia 1948-1980. The installation was a stack of tv screens playing short loops taken from what looked to be old commercials and footage of people in various states of everydayness.” “As a first-generation ex-Yugoslavian, I was surprised to find myself fascinated and moved; the intimacy of a woman ecstatically twirling with her purse flung on her shoulder in her smart and modern skirt completely arrested me. I come from a long line of pain, and I’ve been estranged from my family for some years now. Making the video was a way to connect to this heritage; something equally familiar and foreign to me. I combed through hours of footage from old Yugoslavian films looking for those intimate moments – the moments that happen between the BIG EVENTS in our lives.”

OPERATORS ON TOUR:
May 28 – Chicago, IL- Lincoln Hall
May 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
May 31 – Winnipeg, MB – Good Will
June 1 – Saskatoon, SK – Capitol
June 3 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite
June 4 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth
June 6 – Victoria, BC – Upstairs
June 7 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
June 8 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
June 9 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
June 10 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
June 12 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
June 13 – Los Angeles CA – Teragram Ballroom
June 14 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
June 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
June 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
June 18 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
June 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
June 20 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
June 21 – Austin, TX – 3TEN ACL Live
June 22 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
June 24 – Atlanta, GA – Earl
June 25 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
June 26 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
July 10 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
July 11 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
July 13 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
August 29 – Tromsø, NO – DRIV Festival
August 31 – Skopje, MK – Zradvo Mladi Festival
September 1 – Belgrade, RS – Elektropionir
September 3 – Budapest, HU – Durer Kert
September 4 – Zagreb, HR – Vintage Industrial Bar
September 5 – Vienna, AT – Fluc
September 6 – Prague, CZ – Meet Factory
September 7 – Berlin, DE – Torstrassenfestival
September 11 – Rijeka, HR – – Klub Zivot
September 12 – Ljubijana, SL – KINO ŠIŠKA
September 15 – Colmar, FR – Le Grillen
September 17 – Luxembourg, LX – De Gudde Wellen
September 18 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotown
September 19 – London, UK – Sebright Arms
September 20 – Bucharest, RO – Control Club
September 21 – Cluj Napoca, RO – Form Café