King Creosote & Jon Hopkins have revealed a new video for their single, Third Swan. The video was directed by Elliot Dear, who was also responsible for the duo’s previous videos for Bubble and Bats In The Attic (Unravelled).
Third Swan, which features backing vocals from KT Tunstall, is available now on 7” (DS060) and via digital download (DS060D). The track is taken from the Jubilee Edition of Diamond Mine, au augmented version of the original, Mercury Music Prize-nominated album with extra material including all three tracks from the Honest Words EP, B-side Missionary, and a second new track entitled Starboard Home. Diamond Mine – Jubilee Edition is out now, digitally (DS038D2) and on CD (DS038CDX).
Here are some words from Kenny (King Creosote) on Third Swan:
‘The much revisited inspirational well of ructions, relationships and regrettable behaviour has very recently been replenished with a leaky bucket of political angst, due in no small part to James Robertson’s fine novel “and the land lay still”. “Third swan” is also a comment on how euphoria and despair sit side by side, with a few St. Andrews place names thrown in for good measure. To exist as the ugly duckling between two paragons of swan-like virtue is, no doubt, the metaphor that ties all of this together. In short, there was a lot swirling around my head in the dark weeks leading up to the end of 2011, and it had to end up on this, the penultimate page, of the Diamond Mine travelogue.’