April 12 2011
Today, Brooklyn's TV On The Radio releases their latest album "Nine Types Of Light." The band also releases their debut film of the same name on the internet. The film consists of music videos for each song on the album. The film was directed by TV On The Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe.
“We as a band always have so many ideas for things that aren’t just musical… And for less than the price of a Maroon 5 video, you can make a full-length feature,” said vocalist, Tunde Adebimpe.
Nine Types of Light is as much an album as it is a movie by TV on the Radio. The movie is meant to be a visual re-imagining of the record, and includes a music video for every song on the album. The band personally asked their friends and the filmmakers they admired to help direct the music videos. Tunde Adebimpe, the director for the full Nine Types of Light movie, storybooked the music videos together with interviews from local New Yorkers on various topics, including dreams, love, fame and the future. Tunde also directed the music video for Forgotten.
Learn more about the band's album and the film making process from this video from the New York Times.