Beth Orton has revealed the video for her song ‘1973’ ahead of the release of her sixth studio album ‘Kidsticks’ later this month.
Beth co-produced ‘Kidsticks’ with Andrew Hung of Fuck Buttons. Beth then called on her friends for assistance with the production bringing in George Lewis Jr. from Twin Shadow on electric guitars, Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor on backing vocals and bass guitar and Dustin O’Halloran from A Winged Victory for the Sullen who provided piano and string arrangements). Vocals were recorded by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age/Mark Lanagan Band) and mixed by David Wrench (Caribou/Hot Chip).
“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 was 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” said Beth.
Beth Orton ‘Kidsticks’ will be released on ANTI via Warner on May 27.
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