Hiss Golden Messenger has revealed a live performance video for “Lucia” the first song from the forthcoming album Lateness of Dancers. The video, filmed in Cornwall, England, was directed by video collective Before the Winter Fires, who captured a solo performance by Hiss Golden Messenger’s M.C. Taylor on 16mm film using a Beaulieu R16 camera. Watch it below:
The directors had this to say about the video: “For the past few years, we’ve been searching for authentic ways to capture folk and Americana performances to mirror that timeless quality within the music. Shooting on film-a beautiful medium rapidly dying out due to the rise of digital HD cameras-was something we’ve always wanted to explore. We approached Hiss Golden Messenger with the idea of shooting our first 16mm test, and Mike was really into the idea. We knew his music would work so well with the colors, grain, and raw imperfections that can only be captured on film. With just a couple of rolls per song, he had only two shots at nailing it, which creates this natural intensity on camera. We were really pleased to work with HGM and think the results turned out great.”
Hiss Golden Messenger will release Lateness of Dancers on September 9th on Merge Records. The album was recorded outside of Hillsborough, North Carolina, and features Phil and Brad Cook from Megafaun, guitarist William Tyler, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man, and Taylor’s long time recording partner Scott Hirsch.
European Tour Dates
18 – atitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold (UK)
19 – Bush Hall, London (UK)
20 – Somersault Festival, Castle Hill, North Devon (UK)