Beth Orton - Press 2016

Songwriter BETH ORTON has shared the official music video for 1973, a track off her upcoming new LP Kidsticks. The song features TWIN SHADOW on guitar and the music video was shot by Tierney Gearon and remains as trippy as the song itelf. Mrs. ORTON about her choice for the clip:

‘As soon as I saw Tierney’s work I knew she would be perfect for ‘Kidsticks’. I love her use of colour and her layering of images. During the writing of the record I  experienced different realities running consecutively. The idea of identity lost and found runs throughout the record. 1973 plays with this idea of memory and reality. There’s a surreal nature to Tierney’s work that I love, as well as her use of the Californian landscape and light.

When Tierney and I met we decided to do the album artwork and also shoot footage too. Not in the way of a pop video but more as she might an art piece. The video has been edited together by Deborah Johnson of CandyStations, who works a lot with live projections. We plan to build on all the footage Tierney shot over the course of many meetings and make it a part of the live show. I want there to be a thread that runs through the record visually as it does musically.

Kidsticks arrives on May 27 via Anti Records and was produced with the help of Andrew Hung from FUCK BUTTONS. Enjoy the new video right here.