Cate Le Bon has shared the anarchic new film Crab Day which utilises inspiration and elements from her forthcoming album due out on April 15. Directed by award winning visual artist and Turner Prize nominee Phil Collins there are no spoken words although the video opens to a quote from the Welsh artist and poet Brenda Chamberlain taken from her prose work Tide-race (1962).
What a simple world. And beneath all the undercurrents.
Talking about the collaboration Cate says:
“My desire was not to work with any artist on visuals for ‘Crab Day’, but to work with Phil. He creates a landscape that is anarchic and wide-open through careful consideration and exploration. There is no map. It is an empowering isolation that fills me up when I see his work. It’s beautiful, strange and inescapably human. To have him take ‘Crab Day’ and reimagine it as a visual piece is an absolute honour. No stone was left unturned and the friendship that we have fostered over the years was the anchor of the collaboration. He has made a coat that we can both wear.”
Cate Le Bon UK Tour Dates:
May 21st – The Lantern, Bristol
May 22nd – Glee Club, Birmingham
May 23rd – Gorilla, Manchester
May 24th – Stereo, Glasgow
May 25th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
May 26th – Oval Space, London
May 27th – Patterns, Brighton
August 18th-21st – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons