Jack Cheshire has revealed his new video for Visitations, the first single from the forthcoming album ‘Black Light Theatre.’ The video was shot between a London and Vienna and is the work of director David Emanuel Altweger and his partner and collaborator Mira Loew.
Rotating angles, interwoven human poses, graceful and elegant choreography, Cheshire laid and surrounded by visual hints including the works of satirist Karl Kraus and his newspaper Die Fackel….the video is a thing of great beauty, refined and shot through with just the right dose of mystery.
Following the release of the 2013 album Long Mind Hotel, the psych-folk band recently holed themselves away for eleven months whilst working on their fourth album, Black Light Theatre. Influenced by the likes of Can, Grizzly Bear, Television and notably, David Foster Wallace, and produced by Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Bat For Lashes), it will be released early next year. Jack says:
“I put myself in isolation for a few weeks. I approached songwriting as a job and kept certain hours. Got up at half eight, started work at half nine, and finished around seven. I didn’t see or speak to anyone for this period. I had the nucleus of an album but the music was in a state of flux so the songs were drafted, redrafted and lived with.”
New single Visitations straddles darkness and light and is a discreetly bold track which lures you in with its intriguing arrangements and melodies and warm vocal. A spiralling, multi-layered hallucination, it alludes to various themes; echoes from the past, transience, dreams & the supernatural.