Radical Face, the ongoing project of Ben Cooper, returns in March with the third instalment of his Family Tree Trilogy. Below you can watch the premiere of his new lyric video for ‘Rivers In The Dust‘ (also our Song of the Day) for which Ben shared the following about its making:
“This video was shot by my good friend, Destyn Patera, who filmed it entirely alone on some deserted farmland in South Georgia over the course of two nights. The time lapse shots alone took 4 hours each, and on the second night he was even stalked by what he assumes was a coyote. He never saw more than the eyes shining in the brush, but it was certainly no housecat and kept creeping around the building over the course of an hour. He tried to ignore, but between the animal and the cold, he got out of there soon after. I owe him one. Haha.”
‘The Family Tree: The Leaves‘ brings to a close an unprecedented musical journey that began in the back shed of Ben’s family home in Jacksonville, Florida nearly 10 years ago, and solidifies him as a unique and prolific storyteller.
The albums tell a really interesting story. Having always been interested in stories surrounding multi-generational family sagas, Ben embarked on a series of “Family Tree” albums, which trace the fantastical lives of a 19th century family, The Northcotes, whose blood flows with special abilities that range from seeing spirits to bringing the dead back to life. Their secrets bind them together, a warm flame held against a harsh world.
Family Tree Trilogy: The Leaves is out 25th March on Nettwerk.
Pre-order it here via Amazon